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Sunset Meditation

BY JOHN BRANTINGHAM
Sunset comes late in High Sierra Summers, and by the time it does, I’m usually done for the day.

My Backspaces

BY CHARLENE MOSKAL
As I age I find I can no longer enter certain rooms. I see backspaces inhabited by specters of a world fading into my past.

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MICRO GALLERY

Tamerlie Philippe – Fading Memories

Inspired by memories from her country of origin, Haiti, Tamerlie Philippe’s faceless paintings are an ambivalent, diminishing recollection of home.

The Curse

BY CHRIS JANSEN –
The default state of all intelligent human beings is confusion. And what if ‘living your truth’ is just flinging yourself into another delusion?

Between Writers

BY OCTAVIA ROSKO –
Modern romance isn’t Shakespearean declarations of unrequited love, it’s mostly people who just don’t text back.

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Zen Tree

FROM THE ZEN GARDEN

The Great, Generous Laugh

Susan Murphy’s book, The Red Thread, addresses the guts and gore of the flesh-and-blood humans who sustain spiritual practice in the midst of desire, mortality and heartbreak.

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Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell On Experiencing Mystery

Joseph Campbell takes on the notion of experiencing mystery and considers how religious narratives can actually stymie the expansive human experience of transcendence.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Guo Gu’s Guide to Silent Illumination

The core of Chan meditation is the concrete experience of being in the present moment, not holding on to any mental concept or idea about oneself or one’s activity

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Welcome to The Dewdrop! This little journal is a digest of reflective and powerful writing focused on reading, writing and being. Scroll on for poetry, essays, book excerpts and classic texts.

All About Love

The Curse

BY CHRIS JANSEN –
The default state of all intelligent human beings is confusion. And what if ‘living your truth’ is just flinging yourself into another delusion?

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Between Writers
All About Love

Between Writers

BY OCTAVIA ROSKO –
Modern romance isn’t Shakespearean declarations of unrequited love, it’s mostly people who just don’t text back.

Read More »
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Way-Seeking Mind

Sunset Meditation

BY JOHN BRANTINGHAM
Sunset comes late in High Sierra Summers, and by the time it does, I’m usually done for the day.

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Featured Poetry

Derek Furr – The Meadow

Poet Derek Furr has given readers something truly beautiful with his poem The Meadow, an idyllic narrative and a parable that both questions whether this life is enough and also gives us the answer.

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