Category Archives: Symbol

Poem for the New Year

New Year’s Eve   Clay is fired to make a pot. The pot’s use comes from emptiness. ~ Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu   Already, dawn breaks earlier. Day lengthens, quickening to light as sun pulls in her tether … Continue reading

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Another Word on Nonsense…

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” ~e.e. cummings Archetypically, nonsense can be thought of as one of the Trickster’s devices. The Trickster, as you may know, manifests mythically in dozens of cultures around the world. In Jungian terms the trickster … Continue reading

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On Returning to Iraq

Impossible to overstate how distressed I am about US forces returning to Iraq . Once again a US president – this one, unlike the last, vaunted for intelligence – has made the same inane remark that “the dead must not … Continue reading

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“The path goes ever on and on…”

I’ve recently become a SoulCollage® facilitator, which means I can teach Seena Frost’s  process for creating a personal deck of cards – each representing a different part of one’s personality. Each card focuses on an aspect of one’s life – … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

When I was three years old my family moved to Germany and thus began four years of magical Christmases.  It was like living inside one of those glass balls that fill with a swirl of glittering snow when you shake … Continue reading

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Tonto and the Lone Ranger

Gore Verbinski directs what I can only call a morality play, holding up a mirror to our culture that, like the very best fiction, is so true it hurts.  No wonder the box office is disappointing. This particular truth, about … Continue reading

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My Totem Animal

Author’s Note: Lately, my art partner Michelle Anglin and I have been exploring Native American trickster stories in our art blog Two Twitch A Tale. At the same time I am re-reading Lewis Hyde’s amazing book, Trickster Makes This World … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Sophia

“she[Wisdom] is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 Among her other attributes Mary Magdalene is often pictured with a book.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Day 22- Earth Day

Pangolin  We creep avoiding fallen branches searching each dark curve for give-away bright tapestry animals’ nighttime eyes.   Light sparkles in the underbrush. Slowly, engine off, we glide to stop slide from our respective seats. Impossible creature notes frozen human … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Greeting

Hail! Dark Hecate, Goddess of the Night Greetings, Faerie Queen of Witches Ancient of Days, we bow before you. From Above we come bearing white banners. Angels, djinn, daemons glide down moonbeams dusted in starlight draped in diamante gauze, sequined … Continue reading

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