Monday, March 22, 2010

Poem - Cutting Loose

Cutting Loose

Sometimes from sorrow, for no reason,
you sing. For no reason, you accept
the way of being lost, cutting loose
from all else and electing a world
where you go where you want to.

Arbitrary, a sound comes, a reminder
that a steady center is holding
all else. If you listen, that sound
will tell you where it is and you
can slide your way past trouble.

Certain twisted monsters
always bar the path -- but that's when
you get going best, glad to be lost,
learning how real it is
here on earth, again and again.

~William Stafford, Dancing With Joy, ed. by Roger Housden

Shakura Cathryn
“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.”
~Leonard Cohen

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cat Music

Actually the title of this is Katuner - Oror. I have no clear idea what that means, but Katuner seems to be the name of the band of Armenian musicians. The music is SO EXQUISITE and the animation wonderfully whimsical.

Shakura Cathryn
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." ~Albert Schweitzer

Monday, March 8, 2010


He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self.

I continue to be so inspired by the beauty of all the Buddha Bless images on Facebook…. If you are on Facebook, enter Buddha Bless in the Facebook search engine to become a fan, and receive daily postings of beauty and good thoughts.

Shakura Cathryn
“In Lak’ech – I am another yourself.” ~Mayan Greeting

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Embrace Life!

Be Careful Out There!

Shakura Cathryn
Out of a great need
We are all holding hands
And climbing.