Monthly Archives: July 2014

Intrinsic Value, Part 2

A diamond is of no value to a pig farmer.   (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)  

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Intrinsic Value

Question, and not necessarily a rhetorical one: Does anything have intrinsic value? Does anyone? Or is value something assigned? Bestowed upon by another? Is value the product of a relationship of some sort? Take this dead leaf, for instance. If … Continue reading

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The Magic Lingers

For me, an important part of “re-enchanting” my life is reconnecting with what is. If I try to make changes without being clear about what is, I could get rid of something wonderful. I could even do harm. A big … Continue reading

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Summer Surprises

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change…” ~  the Buddha ~ (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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Passages

  Arthur Gottlieb Opp, Jr. ~ January 30, 1921 – March 24, 2014 Family is a funny thing. As a kid, I grew up with background noise I didn’t question or even pay much attention to. As I am fond … Continue reading

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Hearts of Stone

“We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves…” (Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Book of Common Prayer) I can make it through the Nicene Creed just fine (and not because I agree with all of it) but that line from the … Continue reading

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What Is Memory?

“No man ever steps foot twice in the same river for it is never the same river and he is never the same man.” What is memory? Is it possible to truly “re-experience” something? Or do we “re-visit” experience, always … Continue reading

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Structure, Space and Magic All Around Us

It’s interesting how the Universe can echo my own thoughts back to me. Over the weekend, as I worked on some edits for this website, I wrote that one thing my journey through life had taught me was that there … Continue reading

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The Magic in the Moment

Using one’s breath as a focal point for meditation is probably the most common meditation technique I’ve come across. For good reason- your breath is portable. It’s always with you. If you’re not breathing, you probably have larger issues than … Continue reading

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