Works

Poet by Necessity

11 Oct 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

We find ourselves in a world we do not fully understand. The sheer changing complexity of everything around and inside us is as fascinating as it is overwhelming. Natural forces, both inner and outer act on us with what seems…

Philosophical Confessions

10 Oct 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” – Albert Einstein Anyone who has profoundly experienced the increasing circumference of darkness that accompanies one’s intellectual development cannot but feel awe, in its original sense…

Perhaps it’s a form of compassion

16 Jul 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Perhaps it’s a form of compassion. This extended delay in keeping your promise, creating the wound you know would flow not with blood but with poetry Perhaps you’ve read your Kierkegaard1 and realized that my lips are appropriately fashioned and…

Homo Acinonyx

24 May 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

If I could stay long enough at a cliff overlooking the sea I would finally meet you. If I could voice the words that make us different from the rest yet similar to one another singing them at the right…

Deathless

09 Oct 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Perched on a remote high outcrop, you gaze. The immensity of nature takes over all thought, and for a moment you don’t exist. Any self-awareness vanishes in the unthinking witnessing of a landscape that though varied, is one. For a…

Love, Guilt and Ingratitude

20 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

An appeal to past loving actions rendered should only be made to defend oneself against the charge of ingratitude but never given as a reason for another to act. For that transforms love into a ledger and casts suspicion on…

Love is given never taken

16 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

Love is based on freedom from coercion, both internal and external. It cannot be bought with good deeds but brings them forth. Transactions in love concern only counterfeits. People who try to buy love with good behavior resemble those who think…

Reciprocity and Love

30 Aug 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Why do people whose love has not been reciprocated feel as if they were cheated out of something they deserve? Maybe it’s because most people view love as something that is given to others, and the fact that they did not receive…