Death of the Narrator

Do you ever stop to listen to your thoughts? If you do, you’ll notice that other than occasional functional, creative or investigative thought, the thinking mind has three full time jobs: It reflects on the past, it projects the future or it comments on the present. Waking up, at least for me, was the instant […]

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Enlightenment in A Handbag

For years I joked that when I found the perfect purse, I’d know I’d attained enlightenment. This would be a handbag with an easy-access outer pouch for my cell phone, not too many internal compartments for losing stuff, and a kind of all-season quality that would make it fashionable in summer or winter. In search […]

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Enlightenment Smarties

Two nights after I woke up from the daydream of reality, I had a night dream. In it, I was eating a colorful treat from my childhood called “Smarties,” little round disks of candy-coated chocolate. A month later I understand the meaning of this symbolic dream. When all the clutter of a mind preoccupied with […]

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