“Seduction of Nature”

“Nature was the celestial nymph of the Infinite come to seduce me. Like the seaborne semi-silk-draped enchantress in Cot’s “The Storm,” she floated enticingly close, near enough for me to feel her body warmth and smell the inner-earth scents of her form but too far away to capture her as my own. I could feel […]

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“Nature the Magician”

“Nature now exerted her delicate transformational power on the man. He evanesced like the foam on the beach before him. Devoid of thought, he sat enthralled by the spectacle of nature simply being her exquisite self. The deep sighs of the tide lulled him; the tender, lovable blue-green of the water transfixed him; the silently […]

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“Nature’s Dare”

“I saw these images and thought these thoughts. Nature harrowed me with her beauty. She attacked me and dared me to master her. As the sun, she flaunted her flames, born of a billion filaments of micro-light, a fusion of hydrogen to helium, an extrusion of the vivifying heat, the dazzle, the brilliance of all […]

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“Heaven”

“In an instant, he found himself on an astral plane, where he watched, as a participant, the heavenly scene he had previously witnessed as a guest of Ishvara. Now he floated beside the spirits, who acknowledged him with a gentle nod or a delicate smile. What he noticed most here was the utter absence of […]

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“Waking in Eden”

“He awoke in Eden. The fleeceflowers dotted the low groundcover like tiny temples of color in the otherwise even green. Short to moderately tall spruces and firs encircled him. Lichens spiraled up the side of the trees like boas round a lady’s neck. The early morning light chastened the green hues of the trees and […]

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“The Foothills”

“He caught glimpses of the most primitive roadside huts imaginable: jerry-built lean-tos fashioned from corrugated iron roofs supported by bent and weather wooden posts. But behind these flimsy structures, rising like a silent commentary on the difference between the skills of human beings and those of nature, were the sentinels of the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas. […]

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“Sunrise”

“As the dazzling wafer of the sun appeared over the rim of the eastern range, its circumference spoked with flares of various lengths and brightness, shooting a 200,000-candlepower spotlight straight at the yogi, the cloud cover dissolved as if it had never existed, revealing the mountains on the western side. These were the ones that […]

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