The wake of the Diamond Princess off the coast of Mexico, March 2004
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
— Jacques Yves Cousteau
After spending 21 of the past 24 years living near the ocean, I have no desire to live very far inland. It’s interesting, because I don’t have any of the interests one might normally associate with coastal living. I don’t fish,…
To follow your curiosity
You have this spark in your eye,
Don’t lose it.
Music is a part of me, but it’s not everything.
As a kid, I used to be so hard on myself for so many things, thinking I needed to do more, be more, and find my worth in the value of my “success.”
But I’ve realized that we are so many things. I am not only a musician, but I am a writer, a blogger, a journalist, barista, coffee shop guru, runner,…
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What if someone loves you the way you are but you can’t love him the same way? What if you love someone but couldn’t love you the same way?
Converge – to come together and unite in a common interest
Wonder – the quality of excited amazed admiration
Part I – A Man in Spain
A few years ago I was walking through the Galician countryside of northwestern Spain. The trail went through a wooded-forest. There was a large cornfield bordering the right side of the path. Halfway through the forest tunnel stood a man.
As I approached him, I…
I met the female extroverted version of myself. She is the most incredible, most amazing, and most interesting person I have ever met.
Hardcore about Jesus
Very funny in her own unique way
Extremely strongly opinionated
Crazy in the best way
Classy and sophisticated
The life of the party
How she manages to be all of these things all at once, I fail to understand. If we had grown up in the same area, I reckon she would have been my best friend.
I have so much love for her and I admire her greatly. We never moved beyond friendship, but I always wonder…
I just…to connect with someone on the level that I did with her…there are no words to describe the experience. As in, you think the same exact way, finishing each other’s sentences and that. It’s actually insane.
Shawn via community app 21/01/2021
Do you think fate takes pity on the lonely soul with pure intentions?
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The famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Small shrine on top of Shilin Stone Forest, Yunnan, China
Stars – Erik Esenvalds (b. 1977)
This article for Epiphany was first published in the January 2018 issue of our parish magazine.
Since joining the Manchester Chorale in April 2016 I have been introduced to a wealth of new choral music, some sacred, some secular, and some – like “Stars” – that seems to build a bridge between the two. Esenvalds is a young Latvian composer who writes in a broad range of styles, for a broad range of…