Tag: love

Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman”

I’m a fan of Jack London. He is, like Steinbeck, one of those California writers who hold a special place in my heart. I see myself like them, and their philosophies speak to me. And while Jack London is best known for adventure stories like Call of The Wild, The White Fang, and Sea Wolf,…

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To a Lost City.

I am myself, And you are the past Yet, there are nights when I cry in a rain-filled mudhole, Wildly calling out, For the two we were – Four with the dogs – For they don’t make ’em better than us four, I’ll tell you that … If only you or I could have accepted…

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Briarpatch

And my father’s footsteps still haunted me, Only, now I was walking in them; Your crime was being unhappy, Mine was punishing you for it.

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Meditations Session Ten: Trusting Life and Going Into Fulfilment Through the Care of Mind, Body, and Soul for Happiness and Love

Preface This week was trying on account of two factors. Firstly, I turned thirty-one. And, for me, birthdays always cause me to step back and evaluate my life in a very objective, measured way, which is something I typically don’t do in my day-to-day life; however, when you reach a milestone, such as a birthday, you…

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For Sarah

I’d spent years, every type of therapy, Seeking desperately for a cure to my story But not even LSD could teach me not to see But still, I tried to kill the myth in me I wanted to drown out the pain The feeling of believing one has suffered in vain So, not knowing better,…

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A Sweeter Sin: Wilder Dreams

Returning to writing after spending the past few weeks living my life – in many ways as I never before have – feels faintly like an act of infedility against the one I love, whom I have been busy living with; however, this is no act of indescretion; this is what I do. I write.  Only,…

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Poetry: Somewhere in Time

All I know is that I know nothing A wise woman taught me this and other lessons, which I am learning in time And from time, I’ve come closer to my dreams, and I’ve learned that my fears aren’t what they seem So I take responsibility for being me, and I slow down and go…

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Real Life Inspiration: Ed Ricketts

I heard an anecdote recently in relation to John Steinbeck (Prayerhand-6god-emoji) guy pal (And total bad ass) Ed Ricketts (Add another prayerhand-6god-emoji). Ed Ricketts is a man whom I deeply admire. He was, like all the people I admire, a stark individual. “His mind had no horizons,” as Steinbeck wrote of him, or rather, as “Doc”, the…

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Three Ditties on Love

Ghosted I want to scream at the top of my lungs Burst them and lie down and die My life is passing me by And I look in the rearview And I see the graveyard of lives I’ve lived hers, and hers, and hers, and hers, and hers; I was: I was hers. Before I…

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The Cottage and The Castle

I took a nap this afternoon and had a very lucid dream; I dreampt I was outside of a small cottage, posting an old wooden sign bearing the namesake of my blog – only the S was gone: 7Saturday. I then heard a stirring from within the interior of the cottage, which prompted me to…

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Diving Deep into Unconditional Love through Psychedelics, Emotional Oneness, and The Four Immeasurables

I recently watched a video from Big Think featuring author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and rising mindfulness expert Sam Harris. In the video he discusses an experience he had at age 18 while on MDMA, and what caught my ear was that his account is perhaps one of the most perfect descriptions of unconditional love I have ever…

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And This is What Love is

One of the things that continually bolsters my spirituality is the way synchronicity and serendipity have a way of bringing the right signs, messages, people, and lessons into my life. And what’s really shown me this is the fact that I went through a kind of dark night of the soul over the past couple years…

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Why True Love is so Rare

When I saw the title ‘The Truth About Love’ in my FB feed I thought, Damn linkbait! Now I have to click and make sure I’m not missing anything.  But I was very happy I did click – not because I discovered something I didn’t know, but because I was reminded that what I know…

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Poetry: This is Farewell

What can I say That desire that you crushed It was all that I had – that was the last of my trust Once again you didn’t see that there was love behind my lust And now you’re gone – And I won’t see you again – But I warned you – We could never…

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An Essay on Love

For over three decades, George Vaillant directed a study out of Harvard, one of the longest running longitudinal studies about human development and happiness ever. Recently, in summarizing the trends and findings from the study, he had this to say in conclusion: “The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points…

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