A tribute to Alan Watts

There’s an odd word in Welsh, Hiraeth, that means  missing someone you’ve never met It’s funny how often I feel it when I think of you fingers lightly brushing the leaves of overgrown thickets in Kent, while the War raged Salt spray mingling with your beard as you watch seagulls and crabs knocking on doors in the oldest of dances I can hear your voice … Continue reading A tribute to Alan Watts

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The wedding post, Part – 2

The wedding day, 5th July Let the family make all the arrangement, For the day has come after several months of engagement. Let the Guests be welcomed, Let the decorations be made, For the day has come when relations will upgrade. Let the henna give its color, Let the face be bright, For the time has come when he’ll be the groom and She, the … Continue reading The wedding post, Part – 2

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The Los-Angelization of Love

The now-famous counterculture mystic Alan Watts has a funny phrase he uses to describe the kind of insincere, plastic progress we see popping up everywhere in display homes, shopping center refurbishments, “reality” television and so on. He calls this process the “Los-Angelization” of the world, referring of course to the excessive and desire-oriented urbanization of the American city of Los Angeles. I feel that we … Continue reading The Los-Angelization of Love

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