Gin in winter is lonely. Stolid in summer.
Chocolate with Ginger.
Chocolate with Brandy.
Chocolate tobacco, like potpourri.

Juniper and grapefruit,
Nihilism and mindfulness.
Rose oil.
Rosewater.

Bitters love company.
Compassion and Stoicism fall away while I sleep.

Gifts from the universe, a monkey’s paw story
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How we learn.
Monkey’s paw answers to meditation.
An ancient monk waiting with a koan.
Parables. Metaphors. Rosemary. Cardamom.
Salt and cream.
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