Eclipses & Constellations

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats No rest for the weary. Lately my dreams roil with snakes: piles of striped snakes, red snakes, rattlers, garden snakes, and snakes shedding their skins. The … More Eclipses & Constellations

Wonderland News: 50,000 Reasons to Celebrate

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  About two weeks ago, this blog quietly crossed the 50,000 page view mark. I noted it on my Facebook page with much shouting and glee, but I realize I forgot to mention it here. I want to offer a profound and heartfelt thank you to each person who visits Wonderland … More Wonderland News: 50,000 Reasons to Celebrate

Releasing a World Gone Mad

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~ Emily Dickinson A – Z Challenge – Day 19 Riding the Waves In my dreams lately, I’m walking through the forest of my youth, heading toward the sea. Sometimes the dreams are reminders to let something go; sometimes they act as a … More Releasing a World Gone Mad

The House of My Spirit

For my mother “When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, … More The House of My Spirit

A Summer of Letting Go

“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered … More A Summer of Letting Go