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  • I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments
    when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself,
    and the paintings appear as in a dream.

    Vincent van Gogh

    Clarity, as the natural light of the candle, means being authentic, true to myself without the contamination of outside conditioning.
    White light, crystals, and the reflection of the lotus represent purity of perception, the seeing of things as they really are.
    I ask a lot of my novel. I ask that it include the immensity and diversity of my known and expanding universe, and that it include
    yours as well. For you see, we are linked forever, whether we like it or not, immersed in this cosmic soup, into which
    we were born billions of years ago. We are linked, yes, but have been left to discover together the transcending connections
    and foundational unity of all things.

    Some have called this "the search for God." A more modest approach would be to call it "the search for clarity."

    (Photograph by Alex 10-23-12)
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