Eric Alan | Celebrate What's Right With the World

by Eric Alan

August 04, 2018

Time is apparently a liquid, like water, lava, traffic and emotions. So much is fluid in this world  that all of life seems to follow the habits of water to some degree. When water is a primary basis of life, why should that surprise me? Maybe it’s so obvious that it’s sometimes difficult to notice, like it’s difficult to notice air until there suddenly isn’t enough to breathe.

 

Every summer when the… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

July 06, 2018

I chose not to seek out fireworks, this July 4th. I’ve always enjoyed the tradition and its more thoughtful meanings; but I had just said my final goodbyes to a close friend dying from cancer, and I wasn’t in a mood for celebration. I decided instead to take a silent, solo walk from my home, down through the meadow to the lake. 

As soon as I stepped outside, though, I saw the fireworks of the sunset sky breaking… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

June 09, 2018

Spring and summer are a relief and a celebration, their warmth made sweeter by the preceding winter chill. The earth is a vivid painter of warm colors then, its annual masterpiece drawn from a vast universal palette. 

For every color that manifests where any of us can see it, countless other colors burst forth just out of view. There are also countless possible colors not currently in bloom.

So it is with… READ MORE

 
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