Almost Composed

Meditation and curiosity

The importance of stories

January 27, 2015

“The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” — Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams, quoted by Kevin Crossley-Holland in Urthona.

categories: essays, reflections

Really looking

December 14, 2014

I attended a mindfulness meditation retreat a couple of weeks ago. As I lay on my back forming an intention not to prod the meditator below me with my foot again, some writing on the rafters caught my eye: A work of art can only be comprehended by looking at it and no description is a substitute for this. […]

categories: aphorisms, reflections