Fall 2022: Belonging

“There is a universal understanding among our contributors that we all belong somewhere

May this issue help you find and sustain your place in our world.”

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Thomas Merton and the Language of Life

Thomas Merton and the Language of Life

The early Greeks defined presence as the fundamental characteristic of being alive.1  I believe it is not easy for any of us to be fully present, and that we settle for shadows and glimpses, for fleeting moments that sift through…

Walking with George

Walking with George

I had never been good at practicing mindfulness, or being mindful—period—until I got a dog. Observing your breath, extolled as the surefire way to become present, left me in such a deep state of hyperventilation I quickly wanted a break…

When the Source Ran Free: A story for the present time

When the Source Ran Free: A story for the present time

Watching the sun rise over the wetlands, the mist fading, even here in the midst of nature there is the strange stillness of a world in lockdown — waiting, wondering, anxiety, and fear its companions. I am writing these words…

Our April Gift to You: A Free PDF of “The Search for Meaning”

Our April Gift to You: A Free PDF of “The Search for Meaning”

These are challenging times for all of us. We at Parabola are offering a free PDF of our “The Search for Meaning” issue from Spring 2017 to anyone who would like one, and we hope you will find comfort in…

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Winter 2022/2023:
DARKNESS & LIGHT (submission deadline: September 01, 2022)

Spring 2023: TRANSFORMATION (submission deadline: December 01, 2022)

Summer 2023: GENDER (submission deadline: March 01, 2022)

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