Filed under Inspirations

On Motherhood…

“It is the custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can’t) you would see your own … Continue reading

On Telling Tales…

“To have the antiquarian Grimm Brothers regarded as the fathers of modern folklore is perhaps to forget the maternal lineage, the ‘mothers’ who in the French veillées and English nurseries, in court salons and the German Spinnstube, in Paris and on the Yorkshire moors, passed on their wisdom. The Grimm brothers, like Tereus, Ovid, King Shahryar, Basile, … Continue reading

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” – The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett As the first day of Spring came and went yesterday, it was in the low 30s here in New York and hail was … Continue reading

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Today this brilliant artist would have been 88 years old. Why not celebrate by picking up a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, or even just petting a cat? On this wintry day in February, I salute you, Edward Gorey. I salute you.    

On the Power of Witch Women

“a Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time (…) I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the River on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight. I turn about on my own parentage. I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light. I am a serum born … Continue reading