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    Love, A Many Splendored Thing

    There are more songs written about love than about any other notion or emotion. That makes sense because love, like poetry which song lyrics essentially are, is non-rational. They—love, poetry, and…

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    My Barbaric Yawp

    The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering. / I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; / I sound my barbaric…

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    Song of Yourself

    Following one’s bliss sets one on a course from which, once begun, there is no turning back. The trek is usually started on after a soulful review and finding one’s life…

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    Solstice Lament and Hope

    A thought from Joseph Campbell: Mythology begins where madness starts. A person who is truly gripped by a calling, by a dedication, by a belief, by a zeal, will sacrifice his…

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    What’s in a Name?

    “That which we call a rose,” Juliet surmises, “By any other name would smell as sweet.”. Well, maybe not. One suspects Juliet might be less smitten if her paramour’s name were…

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    Masks We Wear

    The Fool, Trickster, and Shapeshifter archetypes run through many if not all mythologies. Loki in the Norse tradition could change his sex and shape. In Greece, Hermes was a master of…