Category Archives: World

In search of lost time

“Everything is maya, nothing is real.”– Sri Shantibindo I opened one of my diaries from the seventies, which seemed real enough, dust & slightly musty smell and all, and read bits and pieces about things I’d done, read, seen, felt, … Continue reading

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Rome, Easter Sunday 2020

A dog barks somewherein the neighborhood. Otherwiseeverything locked down. – Niebla (© 2020)

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If it’s not religion …

“If it’s not religion, they find other reasons – social status, envy, greed, skin color, dress code or dietary habits – to discriminate against each other, kill each other and make war. That’s human nature for you. We are programmed … Continue reading

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You are the call and the answer

“You look pathetic with your fangs half-bared, preparing to moan. I get your drift anytime.”“Pathetic is not in my vocabulary. Self-image is not in my vocabulary. When I see myself in the mirror, I think it’s some other cat.”Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Jasmin

I wish I could record the fragrance of its flowers and send it to everyone. – Niebla (© 2018)

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Far Eastern Teachings II

“I am extremely depressed these days,” the disciple said. “My girlfriend is now my former best friend’s girlfriend, and she took the cat with her as well. I have a degree in Social Sciences and a job frying hamburgers that … Continue reading

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The feline condition

I’ve got a collar around my neck and I’m supposed to like it if someone pets me. – Niebla (© 2017)

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My precarious existence

I’m relying entirely on the fact that my computer remembers all my various passwords. – Niebla (© 2016)

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Rebuttal

“So you believe in reincarnation? – What if you’re wrong?” “It won’t matter. I’ll only find out when I’m dead.” – Niebla

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The tip of the anthill

(thinking of Srebrenica and two late 20th century monsters – Karadžić and Mladić) The worst are always at the tip but the tip is nothing without the masses below the faithful and fanatic executioners reaching down into the ugly subterranean subconscious … Continue reading

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