Monday, February 29, 2016

Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine past away in January and I am moved to honor him in someway. His book "Who Dies" was one of the most helpful books I have ever read. If you are ever at a loss as how to deal with grief or your own impending death, this is a great read. His wife Ondrea is the co-author. Although she has been in the limelight, I am sure she has played a huge role. Not only in the writing but also in his life. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Calf on Hollow Road

I know he is a new calf
too weak to walk alone
who only wants a teat
to suck
to be nurtured and loved,
but it's growing cold
and I've got places to go
and I'm afraid that
if I stay to love him,
he'll die anyway
I'll be left alone.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016


The combination of observation along with love--not with resistance, judgment, analysis, or labeling--just observation with love and reverence, is probably the best definition of contemplation.                      Richard Rhor

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching

When we become more at ease with all the intensity that flows through our being, we find that we can remain present with what's happening. In this way we build proof that we can endure and even welcome all that life presents, one moment at a time.

                            "The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching by William and Nancy Martin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Measuring the Invisible

I've had this comic in the making for years now. This idea that we can not measure our subjective experiences brought me to a spiritual awakening. I always believed that we lived in a material world that operated on principles of science. More recently I have come to believe that human life also operates on the invisible things that defy measurement.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Time lapses with light,
which retires and
brings new days
it will not remember the dirty heat,
or the chains which some bear,
     for it is too in love with living
     to feel anything but divine strength,
drink it up because that
is the essence in which we travel,
in which we are traveled.

Words By Courtney Hanes and Art by Sandra Moreano

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Kiss

Your slime and moisture
will mix
in a 
science of ancient beauty
wrapped up in stars,
an Egyptian Milky Way
of crevasses and 

Words by Courtney Hanes and Art by Sandra Moreano

Monday, February 1, 2016

As a Girl

As a girl

she picked daisies
happily lost in magical
landscapes of green 
streaked with birds 
and their worms
when she 
became a woman 
she moved to the city 
sprinkled with
skyscrapers and 
mocha dreams
and traded in 
her horse for 
an old 
model Porsche 
sped her away
     leaving behind 
more than 
dusty corridors 


Words by Courtney Hanes   Art by Sandra Moreano