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Dream and Awake by Agnes Thor

Dream and Awake by Agnes Thor

I spent all of last week reading beside a beautifully serene lake, watching thunderheads make their slow climb over the surrounding hillsides, and this image reminds me of the creative energy that I gathered there.

On the Language of Living Things…

“Let me learn the language of trees, birds, dogs, grey stones, black beetles, green grass, and all living things. And when I’m fluent in those languages, let me translate them faithfully into stories and paintings.” -Terri Windling

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell When I grow old, grandmother, I’ll be the one to live alone in the woods with my herbs and roots and volumes of Rilke, baskets of yarn and gardening tools, old love letters tied into bundles, old red hood in a bottom drawer. When I grow old, I’ll be the … Continue reading

On Darkness…

“In older myths, the dark road leads downward into the Underworld, where Persephone is carried off by Hades, much against her will, while Ishtar descends of her own accord to beat at the gates of Hell. This road of darkness lies to the West, according to Native American myth, and each of us must travel … Continue reading

Off the Page: Big Sur

Off the Page: Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most mythic landscapes I’ve ever seen. Sprawling redwood forests hover on the edges of the coastline, breaking at cliff edges some 200 feet above sea level. It represents a preserved part of California, that has remained predominantly intact over hundreds of years because of its impenetrable landscape. Big Sur … Continue reading

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Rooibos is a tea that is not always as it seems; a reminder that appearances can be deceiving. Upon first glance, this ochre-colored tea with it’s deep, red palette seems like it would be bursting with robust caffeinated glory. It is however, surprisingly caffeine-free, despite it’s firey color and unique taste. Its defining traits are … Continue reading

Advice from a Caterpillar by Amy Gerstler

Advice from a Caterpillar by Amy Gerstler Chew your way into a new world. Munch leaves. Molt. Rest. Molt again. Self-reinvention is everything. Spin many nests. Cultivate stinging bristles. Don’t get sentimental about your discarded skins. Grow quickly. Develop a yen for nettles. Alternate crumpling and climbing. Rely on your antennae. Sequester poisons in your … Continue reading