Mood

Traveling

by Stephen Dunn

If you travel alone, hitchhiking,
sleeping in woods,
make a cathedral of the moonlight
that reaches you, and lie down in it.
Shake a box of nails
at the night sounds
for there is comfort in your own noise.
And say out loud:
somebody at sunrise be distraught
for love of me,
somebody at sunset call my name.
There will soon be company.
But if the moon clouds over
you have to live with disapproval.
You are a traveler,
you know the open, hostile smiles
of those stuck in their lives.
Make a fire.
If the Devil sits down, offer companionship,
tell her you’ve always admired
her magnificent, false moves.
Then recite the list
of what you’ve learned to do without.
It is stronger than prayer.

 

Close Encounters, Hannah K. Lee

Close Encounters, Hannah K. Lee

Close Encounters, Hannah K. Lee

Close Encounters, Hannah K. Lee

Love

Questions

Is empathy a feeling? A thought? An action?

What is the difference between faith and spirituality? 

Does queerness affect how love is experienced? 

What makes something interesting?

How do you build your intuition? 

Why do people dress in certain ways? 

Can kindness be taught?

Spirituality

"Ged had neither lost nor won but, naming the shadow of his death with his own name, had made himself whole: a man: who, knowing his whole true self, cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself, and whose life therefore is lived for life's sake and never in service of ruin, or pain, or hatred, or the dark."

Resonance