Archive | December, 2018

Annette Gagliardi | Ancient heart

The Italian writer Carlo Levi said: “The future has an ancient heart.” feed your self unspeakable moments spent in anguish whatever happens: terrible, beautiful, interesting, frightening suckle and consume them feed them to yourself let them nurture and sustain you allow surcease to ease through the cold and snow below ground in tunnels and caves in the clouds continue your examination— the contradictions of human motivations, the complexities of desires […]

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Susie Gharib | Ancient wisdom

We’ve always taken pride in family names in coats of arms in crests in shields but what have we learned from ancestral heritage, the sages of the past, the wisdom of the ancients? So much anger is strangulating the globe who pays heed to Seneca for whom anger is more pernicious to the receptacle in which it’s stored than to anything on which it’s poured! In a world of babbling […]

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John C. Mannone | Selected poems

Soul Beat I want to hear Jesus, I want to hear Jesus rap, I want to hear Jesus rap to a hymn about Him and I don’t mean that Mexican man I’m listening to on the radio who has the same first name. I do not want to hear Jesus rap in my car in private as I ride to the church, but I want to hear Him, dear and […]

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Ancient wisdom | Movies you might’ve missed (but shouldn’t)

The Kogi are the last surviving civilization from the time of the Inca and Aztec. They inhabit a mountain in the remote Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia, an isolated triangular pyramid climbing more than 18,000 feet from the sea. The highest coastal mountain on Earth, the mountain and its watershed form a unique microcosm of the planet, representing most ecological zones and including habitats in which most […]

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