Anthroposophy NYC Blog


(dispatches from social isolation)

A Mélange of Love (bad and good),
Urgent Paris Call, Fallen Silence, Forces of Nature

Fallen Silent

An old wooden salad bowl for saucer
A welded steel mug with handle
Instant Folgers and milk

The mug rhymed with your steel wheel chair
The bowl caught the spills of a fraught life
The cup of comfort comforted

Would you carry that for me to the table?
You who are young and able
You that I suffer to protect

Who will speak someday
Who will not go silent
Who will find a buried treasure

Late in your life,
In the agonized and disappointed lives
That have fallen silent


John H. Beck

Urgent Call (Paris)

Painting by Penny Carter

Love Your Solitude…

Larry Young

“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own… and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust….”

~ Excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet”


Painting: “Uprising” by Larry Young

Bad in Love, a song by Daniel Mackenzie

from Sonoma Valley, CA…

And yes, still a proud member of Anthroposophy NYC

Forces of Nature (2020)

Artwork by Kelly Beekman


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