Huwebes, Mayo 12, 2011


What poems, quotes, words have stopped you in your tracks lately and what images do they conjure up or inspire you to capture?

Even in the struggle, you are loved.
You are being loved not in spite of the hardship, but through it.
The thing you see as wrenching, intolerable, life’s attack on you,
is an expression of love.

There is the part of us that fears and protects and defends and expects,
and has a story of the way it’s supposed to turn out.
That part clenches in fear, feels abandoned and cursed.

There is another part, resting at the floor of the well within, that
this is how I am being graced, called, refined, by fire.

The secret is, it’s all love.
It’s all doorways to truth.
It’s all opportunity to merge with what is.

Most of us don’t step through the door frame.
We stay on the known side.
We fight the door, we fight the frame, we scream and hang on.

On the other side, you are one with the earth, like the mountain.
You hum with life, like the moss.
On the other side, you are more beautiful:
wholeness in your bones, wisdom in your gaze,
the sage-self and the surrendered heart alive.

- Tara Mohr from The Real Life

Linggo, Mayo 8, 2011


Para kay Susan, Aking Ina

Nang imulat ko aking mata
Nakita ko ay hiwaga
Ikaw iyon aking Ina
Isinilang ang pag-ibig
Sa mga labi ay may tuwa
Iginapos ng iyong bisig
Ang pangambang hatid ng dilim
Sa liwanag ay sumilay
Ang makulay kong buhay. ~Wallei Bautista Trinidad 08 May 2011

English Translation:
For Susan, My Mother

As I opened my eyes
I saw the mystery
That's you my Mother
Love was born
There was delight on my lips
Your warm embrace has erased
The fears brought by darkness
In the light shines
My colorful life.