Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

Ashes to  Ashes Dust to Dust – there is no getting over getting on moving ahead when you are standing in the ashes of your life.    There is no  we are going to rebuild when you have yet to howl and grieve what has been lost.   We must stand in the ashes for as...

Gun Violence

What a little girl sees growing up on one single block in her hometown in the deep south – a granddaddy that had Alzheimer’s before there was name for it.   She would hear his shuffling feet across the worn linoleum with his cane tapping tapping tapping....

The Gifts of Betrayal

As this year’s cycle comes to a close, I take an inventory of the major crossroads events in my life from the year.  I hold them in my heart and mind, I turn them like a many faceted crystal to examine the wounds and the gifts.   One of the wounds & gifts this...

Rebirth, Ritual & Remembering

She was carried to the river by her sisters, singing, we all come from the goddess, unto Her we shall return, over and over again we chanted.    I stepped forward, looking into her eyes, speaking the words, are your ready to be reborn, are you ready to be reborn, are...

Letting Go Surrendering to the Brush

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Painting 1848 – oil on Canvas They say just let go, just let go, you don’t understand, letting go meant your tender new born wings would flap & flap & flap in the wind, pushed out of the nest way before you were ready to fly,...