Tagore’s “Stream of Life” in My Garden

As sanitary confinement continues to be recommended in my city of San José and I stay home, I have turned to observe ever more carefully the minute details of living nature in my garden. I have discovered new beauties. For example, I often appreciate the various species of orchids, the red passsionflower, the magenta and … Continue reading Tagore’s “Stream of Life” in My Garden

Tagore’s Seashore of Worlds

View Post I have just read "Song 60" from the classic Gitanjali by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Its beautiful verses reminded me of a recent walk, on a golden afternoon, along the beach in Puerto Viejo, Limón. Children swam and played in the sea as the loving Nereid of the Caribbean watched over them. … Continue reading Tagore’s Seashore of Worlds

Rumi: The Closeness of Friends

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. --Rumi I have been blessed by friends as firm as the solid rock that supports the Crestones of Cerró Chirripo. I pray to be such a friend as well. (Photo: "Los Crestones, Parque Nacional Chirripo, Costa Rica" by … Continue reading Rumi: The Closeness of Friends

Close to My Heart

I boarded the ferry, sailed, and landed in a peninsula between ocean and bay to visit beloved friends: Art, Music, and Joy. They felt the pain of loss, and I thought I could comfort them. But I also felt the sorrow of lostness, and it was they who comforted me. Music and Joy strummed the … Continue reading Close to My Heart

Tus ojos en este cielo

¿Cómo mirarte a los ojos cuando no estamos frente a frente? Quizá puedo observar este cielo, admirar el resplandor níveo de sus ralas nubes iluminadas por su dorada estrella y su nítido fondo de preciosos zafiros. Puedo sentir entonces que este cielo nos cubre y que al contemplarlo, contemplo el espíritu que brilla a través … Continue reading Tus ojos en este cielo