Change of Heart

“The most beautiful thing in the world is a heart that is changing.” ― The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

There’s a Mastodon in the Room and I Know Its Name

In the dream, I am an elephant three feet firmly planted on the floor beneath me, a see-through glass tabletop balanced in delicate see-saw along my spine as I try to breathe. Around the table above, my familiars in a scene from so long ago I barely remember. But I do — you know what […]

Dream 051113

Elegant robe softly falls from shoulders on a balcony by ruddy rows of new-plowed crops. Raindrops dance down window panes, as Sparrow sips nectar from the hollow above her collarbone. She has no voice when he calls for her from the other side of dreams. Poem and digital collage by Jen Payne. Image of nude […]

Three is a Magic Number

This week, Random Acts of Writing [+ art] celebrated its 3-year anniversary! If you’re a numbers person, there’s been… 503 Posts garnering 3,267 Comments. We’ve had 37,660 Views from 102 Countries. Which means that’s 1,095 days that we’ve been connected to all of you. But who’s counting? We are! Because anniversaries are important things to […]

Holiday’s Mirth

May your mind be free of worry so you are open to new possibilities. May your body be unburdened so you can dance with great joy. May your spirit be light so you can embrace life’s magic. Wishing you peace, love and mirth this holiday season and in the new year ahead. With love and […]

A Little Jabberwocky, Perhaps?

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch! He took his vorpal sword in […]

Spoiler Alert (or why I love a good B movie)

Ever wonder what happens when a 40-billion-year-old rock suddenly projects itself out of the earth, makes the atmosphere all sparkly and spontaneously heals sick people? Why, you send in the swashbuckling Ryan O’Neil circa 2001 and a psychic alien-machine decipherer named Mason! But wait! The military feels threatened. Cue the megalomaniacal military General and the […]