Love is still love when it is felt from afar. Image: Cast Yourself by Amoret

Not Squandering the Gift

As some of you may already know, my mother's health has been in a long, slow decline for...well, a very long time. As some of you may already know, my relationship with my family is complex - isn't that the way with familial relationships in general? But yes, very complex and often Fraught With Peril.... Continue Reading →

Wendy Gets Wise

Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter. "How awful!" she said, but she could not help smiling when she saw that he had been trying to stick it on with soap. How exactly like a boy! Fortunately she knew at once what to do.... Continue Reading →

I Has An Epiphany

I'm feeling epiphanated. Yes, that's a made up word - it means "a caffeinated epiphany" - but portmanteau creation is not the point of this post.I stopped obsessing about romantic relationships in the summer of 2008. I took a year-and-a-day off of being focused on finding the Other, and instead, found myself. I went to... Continue Reading →

The Key Ingredient

 Some rights reserved by tonymz I've started the work of recovery, and it has opened a door I didn't know existed.You may expect that skeletons were behind this door; but no, those skeletons dance out in the open, disguised as a normal life. What I did find was more like a map, or a key that turned... Continue Reading →

The Road to Life

John William Waterhouse: The Danaïdes - 1903‎"Is there another destiny for you? Do you choose a road that will take you to a place foreign to your own becoming? This question is sincere, it is not meant to deceive. No matter which road you take, you will become; but all roads do not lead to... Continue Reading →

Chop Wood, Carry Water, Shut Your Trap

Some rights reserved by Arno Arno"…All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." ~Julian of NorwichLitany Against Fear from the Bene Gesserit RiteI must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total   obliteration.I will face my fear.I will permit it to pass over... Continue Reading →

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