The Consummate

Old Man

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on January 13, 2012

Old Man – Neil Young

Been thinking about OPITAKI lately. RIP papa kitty.

I Felt It All The Way Across The World

Posted in art, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, new york, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on June 24, 2011

If you’re hurting, so am I.

I felt your pain all the way across the world. I cried so hard last night swinging in the garden while listening to that song over and over again.  Although I had dedicated it to you before, its true meaning didn’t hit me until now.  I wish I could hold you and do awe baby. Physically, I cannot, but I will do so on a metaphysical level. Sending you healing for your loss.


Posted in animals, beauty, california, friendship, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 6, 2011


Winston*, named after Winston Churchill, has gone up to the great sky where he will join the likes of  Mitten, Blossom, Tiger, Diddle, Forest, Panna + Opi kitties. I am so sorry Winston that you were unable to say a nice good-bye to my mother but I know you will be happier on the other side of the rainbow bridge with the rest of our beloved four-legged brothers + sisters. Smile down upon us often.

*this photo was taken on his last day with us. Not too bad for someone suffering from kidney failure. He purred till the end.

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She Appeared Then Disappeared

She was only here for 48 years but she sure did live.

Here she is taking a video of me speaking about HER. In my humble opinion, she never got the credit she truly deserved. But alas our gurus and real leaders reign with silence and humility. It is only the mediocre who tout their strength, skills and ‘wisdom’.  Having known her was a blessing.

The 2nd photo is of Ari’s waist – she was so proud of her beautiful waist after bearing children. She told me that before her husband was killed, she dreamed of his passing. I tried calling her last week to say hi and arrange a visit. Unfortunately, I was unable to reach her.


I Heard It Through the Grapevine – The Slits

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Long Live The King

Posted in animals, art, beauty, family, friendship, health, life, love, music, relationships by the consummate on January 25, 2010

If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley

Missing you so much big poppa, you are in my thoughts. I gotta be strong though…

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Sometimes I Just Wanna

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, life, love by the consummate on November 24, 2009

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Change of Form

Posted in life, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on August 11, 2009

image courtesy of Bruno Dayan

“Death means change of form, that’s all. It is inevitable and it is happening every minute. You are not the same person you were a minute ago. A part of you is already dead and a part is being born. The soul simply changes vehicles.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

Mourner’s Kaddish

Posted in life, spirituality by the consummate on July 30, 2009

RIP Yaffa bat Rachel. I love you Ben & Rivka.


Posted in spirituality, yoga by the consummate on June 27, 2009

image: Frida Kahlo

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
-Cherokee Saying