”If we understand by ‘eternity’ not an infinite temporal duration, but a lack of temporality, then he who lives within the present lives eternally.” Wittgenstein

Funny I came down

here ahead of tropical

storm Elsa as sto-

ic exercise. Waves

of terns churn the sky. High tides

overflow the rocks.

What’s about to hap-

pen will happen. Mindfulness

is tranquility.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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