Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. ~Clementine Padford A Spine For All Seasons by Amoret BriarRose And if your spine was a sword, what then? Could it bear the weight of all seasons, cutting when necessary blessing when necessary knowing hearts are both stones and feathers?

Rise

We Are the Ones by Amoret BriarRose Don't despair! We are indeed made for these times, born for this dying empire breathing tired air and drinking troubled waters, rising from so many fires, exactly what is needed. Image: Need and Joy by Amoret

My first response to the image A Gift for a Gift is a flashback to the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I have always had huge issues with book’s message, depicting a relationship between a tree and a boy wherein the tree gives the boy everything, all that it has down to its... Continue Reading →

Endurance. I have been here always, and I will always be. I am the axis of support, the matrix underneath growth. I am wise and impersonal. My kingdom is the forest, and I stand tall among the wild trees. I am relentless support. The Empress nurtures, The Empress gives, and I give shape and form... Continue Reading →

  There's something to be said for doing divination early in the morning - it changes my outlook on the day, gives me direction, gives me pause. Images by Amoret

Fancy that! A real update!

Since it snowed a bunch, and since I've had a whopper of a cold for the past week, I am spending the weekend in the house and on the couch, watching movies and reading books and coughing a lot. This means that I have time to give an actual update - fancy that! The holidays... Continue Reading →

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