Monthly Archives: May 2010

in the temple of the Muses

One of my personal pilgrimage sites is Brookgreen Gardens, to which I drag various family members during my annual sojourn. It is a vast sculpture garden — a Museum, in truth: a temple to the Muses. I’ve often thought the … Continue reading

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an experiential rundown of Goddess art

The day spins threads of light in birdsong. It beckons. Before I go hiking, I’ve been inspired to share some of the Goddess art I love. My aesthetic tends to be of the more detailed sort; no modernist globs of color for … Continue reading

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a prayer for the hours before dawn

In the moon just past fullness, a crescent pared from its belly, remember you are blessed. In the white of night when none sleep, remember you are blessed. When the owls call out the small creatures, driven by fear from … Continue reading

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The Horse Boy: Some thoughts

Recently, my family and I watched a documentary called The Horse Boy, about an autistic boy who goes to Mongolia with his filmmaker father and psychologist mother. I’ve been aware of the film for a while, having first read about … Continue reading

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kitchen zen

The pumpkin sputters, hissing onto my hand. I suck at the burn and then stir in the lime juice, adjust the rice. Brighid’s kitchen candle burns, merry and cherry-red in its square of glass. I usually sing scales as I … Continue reading

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and now for a word from our sponsor

When it comes to self-promotion, I’m horrible. It feels wrong to put myself on a flag and wave it about, and so I don’t — which isn’t good for me in the end. I have a definite deficiency in Vitamin … Continue reading

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Prayers at the boundary

From my journal, in February 2009: Beauty in the odd places: the brutal wind-gust blowing ghost clouds of snow over the country road. The gibbous moon over my aching shoulder in the pre-dawn, the stars glittering in the overhead cold. … Continue reading

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