You are a child of the universe

from DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

. . . .

be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Understand that you are beautiful _now_

I just finished watching the new Star Trek movie, and I felt again, as I did when I saw it in the theater, that same sense of bittersweet nostalgia, near tears because it is so well done, so believable that a part of me thinks: it’s all ahead of them, it’s all yet to come ~ for them. Not for me.

It’s silly I suppose, as most days I’m not that old. Most days I’m not any age at all, Continue reading “Understand that you are beautiful _now_”

Avatar ~ Mother Earth in a whole new light

When I saw Avatar, for the first time in years, I walked out of the theater wanting to see it again immediately. And next time, in 3-D!

Whether or not Avatar shares some superficial characteristics with Alan Dean Foster’s Mid-World (which is fresh in my memory since I just read it a few months ago) is a consideration which rapidly pales to insignificance as the viewer enters in to the experience of the world Pandora Continue reading “Avatar ~ Mother Earth in a whole new light”