Welcome! In this blog, you’ll find a number of posts in the form of what I call spiritual reportage – that is, accounts of efforts I’ve made to pay attention when in the world, whether travelling or going about a “regular” day at home. I find fairly simple meditative and religious (mostly Jewish) practices, often in combination, help with this.
At the moment, I’m not blogging much, as my writing time is being spent working on a book. Until I get back to the blog, I hope what I’ve already posted will be of value to you and that you enjoy the ride.
– Lorne Blumer
18 responses to “ABOUT ME & ABOUT THIS”
Lorne, your stories are wonderful but why is there so little ABOUT YOU in the ABOUT ME section of your blog?
Interesting question, Andrea.
I’m tempted to respond with something glib like…well, I didn’t want to spoil my considerable mystique.
Closer to the truth is that I guess I’m hoping that some of the more interesting parts of who I am will come through in the pieces I post.
I’m glad, by the way, that you like what you’ve seen so far.
Loved the first installment. Seems you have a real knack for photography as well as writing. Looking forward to more of both! I particularly love the pics from northern Manitoba.
Mazel Tov on launching your blog and best of luck with your book!
Great job, Lorne – your passion for your work is inspiring!
Thanks very much, Blair.
Though it’s taken me a long time to say this, I really appreciate the comment.
I like your current writings, Lorne. As for knowing you, I knew the 14-17 year old Lorne, who used to play baseball with the the guys, talk to me about his favourite Simon & Garfunkel songs, and who gave a wonderful valedictorian speech at his high school grad. I’m proud to have known the 17 year old Lorne. And, if I knew the 50 year old Lorne, I’m sure I would be just as proud.
Very kind words, Leonard. Thank you.
Talk about “la plus sa change”…still playing baseball (or softball, to be more precise), Paul Simon’s music still resonates strongly for me, and I still speechify whenever I can find an audience too polite to leave 🙂
Lorne this blog is cool. I am glad to have found it. Your photos are wonderful and I like your writing too. Keep up the good work. Almost forgot you were valedictorian too.
Ah yes, the valedictory days. I spent hours stuffing that ballot box. Great to see you out here, Bruce. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog.
Keep going with your journey. It is inspiring!!!
Thanks, Lisa. Good to see your voice out here. And I’m very pleased to know that this is striking a chord.
I have been working on a series of tiny (playing card sized) pieces on the morning blessings in my art journaling studio in Cotati California. Some of them are full of woo-woo deep thought and some of them are silly and funny — you just never know. I was sort of giving up on she-asani Yisrael until I stumbled upon your blog and read the bug on the windshield piece. Of course! Thank you so much!
So happy to know that my effort where she-asani Yisrael is concerned was useful to you. For me at least, it feels important that, even as I want my spiritual endeavours to be accessible and meaningful to everyone, that I make sure not to water down their Jewish dimension.
Your writing and photography is extremely captivating. So wonderful to get to share the musical Contemplative Service part of you, along with these creative pieces.
Thank you (very belatedly!) for the comment, Helen. And I couldn’t agree more about the delight in sharing the contemplative journey with you.
Lorne Meets World has been a delight, a lovely platform for your fine writing and photography. For those of us snowed in with the usual middle class obligations, you offer wonderful vicarious opportunities to continue what was in earlier years a kind of sacred search.
Thanks very much, Salem. No question that the shape of my life allows me a great deal of opportunity for the inner journey. I’m always happiest when I discover I’m not the only one who’s rewarded by it.