For the 4th of July: “South Carolina Tourist Trap” from “Remembering Eternity”: “Each of the corners of the square building had the shape of a rocket, with a turret for its cone. Oversize state and national flags hung limp from poles at least fifty feet high. The entire building had been painted red, white, and […]

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“Beauty’s Pain” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Whenever he looked at a finely formed woman, Skylar experienced a sort of soul pain: the encounter with perfection hurt. He reasoned that circuits of his soul must have lacked the capacity to channel the charge, the raw power, of flawless beauty. When nature shone in all her glory, one had to lower one’s eyes. […]

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“Oneness” from “Remembering Eternity”

“If the Oneness is Everywhere, why is a path needed from some “here” to some “there?” If the Oneness is Always, how can there be enlightenment or heaven at some time other than now? Time and space are mental constructs of the logical mind of man. The mind is nothing but thoughts. Thoughts come and […]

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“Eternity at Hand” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Eternity, like the peek-a-boo morning sun, clasping the horizon’s brim, had been close to bursting forth in all its auroral, igniform, blind dazzle. It had lurked just beneath the edge of his world, like an actor straining to hold himself back so as not to make a premature entrance, ready to set the surrounding space […]

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“The Birth of Spring” from “Remembering Eternity”

“As the earth, kissed by the vernal sun, slowly awoke like a Sleeping Beauty, smelling of warmed, natural perfumes and fecund loins, stretching her dazed limbs, smiling up at the clear skies, everything around her came to life as well. Bird couples swooped and fluttered in delight as they gathered the materials for their new […]

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“A Magical Moonlight Dance” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Ilona stood several yards from the tent, backdropped by stenciled birches, framed on either side by boulders whose gray emanations made them seem like fallen pieces of the moon. Her arms extended above her head, hands placed together, thumbs hooked. The moonlight flecked her body unevenly: deeply shading the place below her chest, shining bright […]

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“Friendship” from “The Enlightenment of Joshua Inly”

“They would take walks in Joshua’s neighborhood or in the vicinity of the music store where they often met.  Sometimes they talked enthusiastically, surprised and delighted to have someone who, they knew, would immediately understand every word they spoke; other times they would remain speechless, content to look around them at the greening trees, the […]

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