Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ngetal: the wound-charm

Wounded we come into the world And wounded we leave it. The light’s white glare. The forceps. The mother’s sweat. The screaming. Wounded we lurch to gawky height and learn our numbers, our words and our ways. Wounded we love … Continue reading

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Vision: at the table

the woman next to me at the vast table turns. Young, robed in blue of night and her hair: corkscrewed night Her eyes: hour before dawn. Hooked nose, smile bent upwards. And then: a ringing slap a hand darting from … Continue reading

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The different flavors of meditation

When I signed up for Yoga Journal's 21-Day Yoga Challenge, I joked with my husband about how long it would take me to end up in traction — or, as a friend calls it, "assisted yoga." I've been doing yoga … Continue reading

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Yoga, Wicca and the myth of origins

Every week — at least several times and often 80 minutes at a stretch — I make shapes in the basement. At least, that’s how the amused basement cat, Schnoogie, must view my yoga practice, an intensive hybrid of Sivananda … Continue reading

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On secular new year

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson The secular new year comes in a … Continue reading

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