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tears of a man

November 19, 2008


“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Tears are in my genes. Life with its toughness, its roughness, has taught me this, over and over. Tears are a part of who I am, […]

a dark mystery

April 4, 2007


I cried out to her: “When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears And I held your hand through all of these years But you still have All of me” (Evanescence song “My Immortal” from the album “Fallen”. Click here to listen.) Her […]

devastation — meaning in suffering . . . in pain?

March 15, 2007


An Ode to a “shattered heart and soul held together by habit and skin”* Although the greatest of the many passions of my heart is family . . . this winter (a winter of my soul) brings separation / divorce number 2. Do I grip my greatest passion too tightly????? Do I have some “letting […]

total devastation

March 10, 2007


Sometimes a wind comes out of nowhere And knocks you off your feet And look, see my tears They fill the whole night sky The whole night sky Derailed and desperate How did I get here? Hanging from this high wire By the tatters of my faith Sometimes a wind comes out of nowhere And […]

tears in the night

October 13, 2006


What is this phenomenon that surprises me in the night? I’m sound asleep, going about the business of life . . . waking, working, caring, crashing into a sound sleep. It works for me. It is a generational pattern that works. It carries its own momentum. It keeps me going. I need these patterns to […]