Landing

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This entire event has been disorienting. I even had difficulty describing to myself what I am feeling. I told a friend I felt upside down.   I suppose that’s the most accurate. I’ve not been literally upside down much in my life but when I have I remember things sure …

Grace and gratitude

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“Grace and gratitude. Forward from here.” The poet Mary Oliver died last week. I knew of her, but didn’t know her well. I have given her books as gifts. I have some of her words framed and hanging on the wall of my studio. I knew she lived much of …

Words make worlds

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“Words make worlds.” I first learned this when I was in therapy for a brutal post-partum depression. My recovery was holistic; I used food, movement, connection and words to heal and move forward. I discovered that the words I had been using to tell my story – of my past, …