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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.

Morning Toast

BY VINCENT PUZICK
I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.

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MICRO GALLERY

Gabriela De Paz – Enredadera

Gabriela De Paz’s flower paintings are portraits of emotions and a homage to the perpetual flux of the human condition.

Learning to Breathe again

Learning How to Breathe Again

BY DANIELLE BAIN –
I went through the five stages of grief to find my own sexuality in a world that was far from supportive

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BOOK EXCERPTS

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POPULAR READS

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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Silent Illumination

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

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Running With Life: Alan Watts on Freedom and Poverty

Alan Watts unpacks the imperative not to hold on to things, but to adopt a kind of psychological poverty—or simplicity— in which the mind is clear and unfettered in a way that allows it the space for true spontaneity.

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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.

Way-Seeking Mind

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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Morning Toast
Way-Seeking Mind

Morning Toast

BY VINCENT PUZICK
I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.

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Featured Poetry

Jenna Wysong Filbrun – Church

Jenna Wysong Filbrun’s Church is an ode to nature, life, and belonging in a time of spiritual upheaval, an ode to the wilderness, which was humanity’s first place of worship.

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All About Love

On Being Plan B

BY ELIZABETH BLUE
The car that had been broken into wasn’t mine. It wasn’t his, either. Technically it belonged to his girlfriend – his primary partner of fifteen years.

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