Pick A Card: Original Face

There’s a well-known Buddhist koan that goes, ‘Show me your original face, the face you had before your parents were born.’ Another version is worded, ‘Do not think of good, do not think of evil. At this very moment, what is your original face before your father and mother were born?’ Such puzzles were presented…

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High Tide

I’m back home at my father’s shotgun house off of Highway 59, where at night the big trucks barreling down the road sound like waves of the ocean. Only here do I sleep like the dead. I’ve got a modest suitcase to unpack. I left everything there with her—couldn’t bear to carry all that weight…

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Sous les pavés, la plage.

I’ve been called many things in my life, but so far my favorite has been Houdini. As a toddler, I had a penchant for escaping my crib—and ’til this day no one knows how I got out. This small childhood gesture expressed a larger feeling that has always driven me: the need to be free.…

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