Bells, part 3, Relax

We should probably be wary of statements beginning with the pronouncement, “Never before, in the history of the world….” Nevertheless, given our current world predicament, we might find ourselves in need of some relaxation – seemingly, like never before. In his little book titled “How to Relax,” the monk Thich Nhat Hanh begins: “You don’tContinue reading “Bells, part 3, Relax”

On Prayer and Poetry

What is prayer? When I was a kid, I learned the Catholic prayers, and believed Sister Mary Annette, who liked to quote Shakespeare, when she said, “Words without thought never to heaven go.” King Claudius is trying to pray, looks like he is praying, to Hamlet, anyway, and so Hamlet decides to put off killingContinue reading “On Prayer and Poetry”