“A Different Education”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “Early in his college life, he had decided to utilize those four years to attempt to gain, not a set of skills whose utility would be later revealed in wealth and renown, but answers to his profound questions about life and his place in it. Although he did not realize it […]

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“Eternity”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “He had experienced all the best emotions in those early days: the enthusiasm of new life on a new earth at springtime, the love of a pure heart overflowing with sweet nectar, the peace of inner silence that wandered in a world whose silence flowed out tranquilly to meet it, the […]

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“The Ocean”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “Across the spangled sea, upon whose ruffled surface dance the quivering mirrors of the sun’s reflected light, a thousand coded missives flash alerts. “Attend, attend!” they warn the watching eye. Attend, for here the boundless beauty of pure cosmic Truth in quick saltations springs upon your sight. The vastness of the […]

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“Supermoon”

“She went outside to observe the full buck supermoon. The moment she saw it, she fell under the spell of its trance magic. Waves of subtle energy streamed down from the great Luna, stripping her naked, bathing her body in soft caresses, lustrating her soul with invisible perfume. She fell completely under the power of […]

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“Nature’s Calm”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “The scene at the pond, all the elements of sky, banks, water, vegetation, and life forms becalmed Skylar. He had spent most of the earlier four years indoors, only occasionally walking in the woods near the graduate school or by Lake Carnegie. Living in the cottage brought him closer to nature […]

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“The Grandmother”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “Skylar’s memories of Florida swirled around this muumuu-wrapped woman. He saw her welcoming him when he woke with offers of fresh-squeezed orange juice, bacon, and eggs, walking beside him in the morning on the beach collecting shells for use in the jewelry boxes and purses that she decorated, and encouraging him […]

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“Pen on Paper”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “And as he ogled the reams of typing paper, enjoying the strange thought that one might build a sort of hut by using the packages as bricks and then gradually render oneself homeless by turning one’s house into books (for it would certainly be wrong to then employ a book as […]

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“The Self”

Excerpt from “Remembering Eternity”: “One came to know the Self, not the personal self, but the Self that united everything, the One Consciousness that was Reality: the Eternal, the Peaceful; the Blissful, the Pure; the Self that had always been in existence and always would be but which, in ignorance, the cloudy dreams of passion […]

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“Freshet of Love”

Excerpt from “Enlightened Relations”: “He merely had to see her for the freshet of love to begin pouring forth from his heart. His hand would go to her cheek, move irresistibly to her skin, as if in confirmation of the unfolding mystery. With his other hand he would press one of hers, signaling through manual […]

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