Eric Alan | Celebrate What's Right With the World

by Eric Alan

April 14, 2018

I celebrate that aloneness is illusion. In the course of my life, I have often felt alone in the face of an array of challenges, whether challenged by issues in my personal world or by the wild ways of a troubled world. Yet whatever I am currently challenged by, I soon remember that others are also facing it, or will, or have. Mostly our troubles are so common that they’re more anonymous than unique. If anyone’s been truly… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

March 17, 2018

As the sun reappears from behind the last clouds of this year’s strongest storm, the contrast deepens the beauty of snow and sky. I celebrate both, and feel grateful for the way that storms of all forms someday resolve and move on.

That contrast reminds me of how true that is in the events of our lives, as well. Even in the midst of these difficult days, I celebrate the strange alchemy through which some of our… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

February 11, 2018

There’s magic on the edge of the continent, at the border of sand and sea. In one direction stretches the entirety of the land I call home. In the other, a humbling liquid reminder of how small that land is, compared to even one ocean on a planet The opacity of the water’s surface from wave to horizon cannot hide the knowledge that underneath that surface is an alien world of mystery, complexity and beauty. 

It’s… READ MORE

 
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