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The Spiritual Dimension of Depression

Although my father was never diagnosed with clinical depression, he suffered under its heavy hand most his life.  Later in life, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the doctors put him on antidepressants, he was nicer, kinder.  Since depression is in my genes, I’m more cognizant of its grip.  It can be crippling and […]

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Rilke Poem For Today

Du, Nachbar Gott, wenn ich dich manchesmal You, God, who live next door– If at times, through the long night, I trouble you with my urgent knocking– this is why: I hear you breathe so seldom. I know you’re all alone in that room. If you should be thirsty, there’s no one to get you […]

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Rilke’s Book of Hours & Dan’s Painting

If you love to read poems that make you gasp slightly, that say something to the deep core of you, you’ll love Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.  It’s no secret I’m a fan of Rilke; in fact I’ve taken my blog name from one of […]

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