FF: After the Party

After the Party When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have met?)I […]

L is for Love (One Another)

Team Captain Alera sneaks into the church beside Lesha, both of them invisible to the naked eye. They’re in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the pews are almost entirely full for the Sunday Mass. A full chorus sings a contemplative communion song. “What are you doing?” he asks her. “Keeping on eye […]

K is for Kindness

On a cold day in October, people walk past Rockefeller Center bundled in scarves and coats. One young man wears only a thin sweater and jeans, hands in his pockets, his emotions bright as buttons. He is looking for answers, Lesha can tell. Lesha tells him she’s an angel, and he shrugs. They sit on […]

C is for Calling

Lesha listens to Team Leader Alera’s rousing speech, but she cannot stop thinking about Paul, the musician she met on the street. Yes, theirs was a sacred calling, and yes she was honored, et cetera. But what about Paul and his music? They’re standing in a dirt-encrusted, mostly-empty alley near Times Square. Street sounds echo […]

B is for Beggars

According to the mission brief, Team Leader Alera would be waiting at the corner of 3rd and Broadway, but first Lesha had to make herself presentable. She had to look human. Lesha knew exactly what she wanted to look like: red-haired with olive-toned skin, tall but not too tall. She would wear standard attire for […]

Bringing Balance to The Force

I really want to write a spiritual reflection each week, and this week … I don’t even know where to start. I am reading a very interesting book called How to be Antiracist, all about changing racist policies while retaining respect for diverse cultures. I heartily recommend it if you haven’t read/aren’t reading it already. […]