There’s something about this sort of life that has always pulled at the edges of my soul. The quiet. The solitude. The umbrella of old oaks and junipers out back. The fence falling down. The lonely cry of a horse. … More Life as Art: Bird by Bird
Frida’s gift to me – all these decades later – is to offer me the freedom to be as weird as I want to be. No one else can live this life for me. No one can take these chances.
Why not savor our own strange blend of beauty and artistry and soul? … More Life As Art: Yes, I am as Strange as You
When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. ~ Christina Rossetti For Gina Nichole Leach May 31. It’s been … More Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Who would I become if I took vows that supported and sustained my life?
I would become visible. I would ask for help. I would reveal myself, so I could find my kin. … More Breaking Spells, Taking Vows
In memory of Edgar Berry – wonder-cat and truly beautiful soul. July 1, 2004 – March 23, 2016 We are Starlight; We are Golden. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Modern life tends to block our ability to recognize we are mere specks in a massive, endless universe. We … More Orion: That’s Where You’ll Be.
Day 6 – A – Z Challenge “It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires.”― Clarissa Pinkola Estés Second star on the right, straight on ’til morning. One of my favorite movies is … More Finding Neverland
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Dear Soul Mate/Side Kick/Spiritual Partner, I’ve been extremely patient. Really. I’ve been so patient, I think I deserve a trophy or a crown or the keys to the city. Something. And while I’ve been watching out for you … More Where the Hell Are You?
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. ~ Nadia Boulanger Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Yesterday I waited all day for a call from my doctor. I had some uterine tissue biopsied earlier this week, and she promised me the results by Friday. I told myself not to worry, but I felt … More Live Long & Prosper
Sleep is the best meditation.~ Dalai Lama A – Z Challenge – Day 26 (Better late than never) Sleep, sleeplessness Lately, sleep’s been fitful and hard to come by. When I do sleep, I awaken every couple of hours, troubled by watery dreams I find myself stewing in. I dream of rivers and tides, slippery stones, … More Zzzzzzzz