Building Wings

One of my favorite blogs is a Tumbler blog by poet Shinji Moon called The Cinnamon Peeler’s Wife. With the same beauty and rich sensuality as its namesake poem by Michael Ondaatje, Shinji’s thoughts and writings speak to the very depths of my soul. In recent months, her blog has inspired me to write poetry, […]

Happenstance and the Reckoning of Dreams

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about dreams. Dreams in that wish-list, bucket-list sort of way. It has not escaped me that my Dream Journal, meant to hold pages and pages of things I want to see and accomplish, remains relatively empty. It has also not escaped me that, more and more, I forget to […]

Angel Wishes

It’s not often I ask for specific things — make a wish and blow out the candles usually yields a simple request for a good and healthy year. Sometimes, I’ll ask for a little guidance — never a lot, just a little. In the point-me-in-the-right-direction-I’ll-take-it-from-there kind of way. “What do you want to know?” the […]

Epilogue: Cutting Strings

In the movie The Sound of Music, Maria says “When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.” It’s the moment when Captain Von Trapp says he is not marrying the Baroness because he is in love with Maria. While I understand what she is trying to say, I don’t think there is […]

Ask And Ye Shall Receive…but what if there are strings attached?

I’ve been working on “manifesting” for a while now. The idea that if you put something out there—offer up a need or request, ask for assistance—you will manifest, or make real, that very thing. Is this praying? Perhaps. But even that practiced form of manifesting feels abstract for a left-brain-leaning, right-brain person such as me. […]