Unspoken Word
August 21, 2018
Off the Coast of Love

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March 10, 2018
Where in the World Can I Go?

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NOTE: I found this poem and at least 50 more, in a box in the back of a closet in my house, parked there more than 20 years ago. The poetry? Written at least 40 years ago, gathering dust. But no more...

Heart of the Matter
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February 03, 2018
The Beautiful Sadness of Longing

THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF LONGING

There is a beautiful kind of sadness, one most people think they shouldn't feel, that needs to be celebrated. Or, if not celebrated, then at least welcomed like the evening's last beggar at your door.

This sadness is divine, the experience of what most people consider to be an absence, but, in reality, is the presence of the divine longing for the Beloved.

It would be easy to conclude that this feeling is a disconnection from joy, an unfortunate amnesia that would make an easy target for well-meaning givers of advice to quote from their favorite scripture,
but I am not talking about this garden variety of sadness. I am talking about another kind -- a holy melancholy that sculpts, deepens, and refines from within.

Like the dusk that follows day, it is not devoid of light -- only another shade of light. Yes, it is darker, but so what? Isn't it the darkness that allows the stars to shine?

When a human being is in the presence of their Beloved, it is easy to feel joy. Like leaving home in the middle of a storm, it is easy to get wet there. But when the Beloved departs (ah, the paradox, the late night debates -- does the Beloved ever depart?), an uncomfortable feeling arises.

The moon is full, but you are empty -- thirsty for something to fill you again, but the only thing to drink is a bucket of tears and you cannot find the handle. Off in the distance you hear the sound of a cello. Is it sad or beautiful?

Drawn by the music, you follow, feeling your way, singing silent songs of praise and wondering if what you hear is the sound of your own voice or your name being called.

You know and have always known, that the Beloved has left the world behind as a gift. But you do not want the gift. You want the Giver.

Video production: Fernando Garcia
Music: Stuart Hoffman

Poetry: Mitch Ditkoff

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January 18, 2018
When You Walk Into the Room

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TimelessToday

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December 18, 2017
Radiant Being of Light

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TimelessToday

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November 11, 2017
Moon Volcanic Leaper

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Mosaic: Evelyne Pouget

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August 11, 2017
Centrifugal

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July 28, 2017
You Are the Water

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Day Three of Amaroo video
TimelessToday

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June 25, 2017
One Breath at a Time

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April 29, 2017
Beneath the Hot Sun

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March 22, 2017
Give Everything You Have

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Excerpted from this book

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December 30, 2016
The Holiest of Prayers

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October 01, 2016
The Great Mystery

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TimelessToday

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August 22, 2016
When the Rain Begins

Exquisite new song and slide show by Stuart Hoffman and Jennifer Edwards. Vocals by Stephen Rivera.

Stuart's YouTube channel
Soaked

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August 02, 2016
Longing Wells Up from Within

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TimelessToday
Heart of the Matter
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— John Cage

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