Epiphany

Crossing a great divide of any sort is a monumental task and can often be a cataclysmic one as well. Earth-shattering. Soul shaking. Mind-blowing. Such a divide was recently crossed last week and thankfully we are still standing. The great experiment of Democracy was tested these past few months in a way it has not…

Moon Shadow

It will come as no surprise to the faithful readers of this blog that Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations of the year. October 31st also celebrates the ancient Celtic spiritual tradition called Samhain, a pagan religious festival welcoming the harvest and prompting preparation for the dark half of the year following the celebration….

Third Eye, Blind

I’ve been thinking a lot about intuition and insight these days. Intuition is one of those great life tools we all possess but we don’t all use. It’s the truth finder, the BS meter inside that helps us navigate our life’s experience. It’s the feeling in your gut or the tickle in your foot or…

Sealed with A Kiss

This month I am mourning the loss of what I consider a most exquisite art form ~ letter writing. That gem that comes by post, beautiful paper or an artful or funny card wrapped in an envelope which travels to me by way of a small square depicting art or culture or history pasted to…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…

‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving turkey is barely cooled and eaten by the time the holiday season bursts out in full force. An incongruously named day, Black Friday, is ironically the day designated to kick off the season of Light although many people have decorations up long before the Thanksgiving weekend and retailers decorate weeks before that. Personally…