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Episode Two Hundred Eighteen, How Fascinating

Updated: Apr 14

Memento Mori is a reminder that death is not a fascinating idea with a fearful agenda. Death is a reality and an important part of our life experience on this planet. It is a vital part of living to be cognizant of our mortality. It keeps us from falling into any deceptive notion that we are immortal in any way and in any moment. We are stellar fleetingly only through our everyday choices and actions. We live lives that are consequential and, in death, we are irrelevant but for the energy and focus we have shared while we are alive. So love it up. That is all that lasts and it is powerful medicine.

Thank you for listening.

Music: I think the music Hozier creates is the BOMB. Holy cats! I hear his music and I feel like I'm waking up in one of those imaginary fields of flowers yoga teachers use for calming, visualization meditations. I got it bad for Hozier's artistry. Who doesn't, right? The talent and the relevancy! Geez! He is bringing it.

And all things end

And just knowin' that everything will end

Should not change our plans

Artwork: Italy: Frontispiece of Bernardino Genga's (1620-1690) 'Anatomia per Uso et Intelligenza del Disegno', 1691.

The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz (including an addendum regarding the authenticity of these poems) can be found here. Also, my thoughts on this series a year into these poems, HERE.

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.

My book can be purchased HERE. E-book HERE. The Season Two blogcasts with audio excerpts from my book begin HERE: in Behind The Lines. This reading of the book excerpts in a mixed media format is Season Two of this blog. These recorded excerpts are outside the chronological order in which the book was written. Podcasts with audio only beginning with episode 22 can be found HERE.


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