ANCIENT WISDOM QUOTES FROM PLUTARCH:   Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.   The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.   I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better….

ZEN STORIES & LESSONS: “An useless life”

A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work the fields anymore. So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working the farm, would look up from time to time and see his father sitting there.

POEMS: “You are loved”

When the road seems too long, When darkness sets in.
When everything turns out wrong,
And you can’t find a friend. Remember – you are loved.