It’s a dream that never comes to me: there is no blossoming chestnut tree, no garden of rioting summer blooms, not even a house with empty rooms. My childhood garden has no calm, no mother to rock me in her arms. Because it was so long ago, I search for it with heart of woe. […]
It is never lonely in our garden; there is no despair or desolation, just the solitude of green. Even in winter, I am embraced by green: the bending of the grass to my feet; the fresh shoots of snowdrop and daffodil braving the frost and ice; the murmuring of branch and leaf although, at this […]
so many faces constant turning wheel of life searching for a smile Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1378 Finally … Enlightenment This is the penultimate episode of a month in which we’ve explored the Silk Road while reading about a young Brahman son, Siddhartha, on a quest for enlightenment. Today Chèvrefeuille […]
enduring friendship two sides of the same coin a binding mantra Kim M. Russell, 2018 Siddhartha at the river My response to Carpe Diem #1376 Re-United In today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille tells us about the friendship between Siddhartha and Govinda, both Brahman’s sons who became friends early in their lives but, after starting a quest for […]
ancient history not crumbling but free-flowing feeding the present Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1372 Mesopotamia Our journey along the ancient Silk Road has brought us to ancient Mesopotamia.
an empty soul drifts in the depths of the river ascend to the light Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1371 Sansara (the cycle of life) For today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille has shared a part of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, in which he runs away from his home, his beautiful Kamala and the […]
kissed by clouds spring arrives in the mountains Silk Road unfurls Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1370 Karakoram Mountains Today we continue on the southern route along the Silk Road, together with Siddhartha, and through the Karakoram Mountains, and a photo challenge.
under the starlight scintillating silken limbs lonely traveller Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1369 Kamala In today’s episode of Carpe Diem, our journey along the ancient Silk Road takes us to Kamala, a place that features in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.
peace in empty hands resounding in the valley russet mountains glow Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1367 Alai Valley (Northern Route) While metaphorically trekking the Northern Route of the Silk Road, we are reading Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.
clouds bypass deserts mountains suck up all the rain only waves of heat Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1363 Taklamakan Desert (the “Sea of Death”)(Northern route) Today, on our journey along the ancient Silk Road, we are following the Northern Route that brings us along the Taklamakan Desert, one of largest […]