• A.M.S.,  Introspection,  Musings

    Get Yourself a Muse or Three

    “No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” -Martha Graham When “woe is me-ing” to one of my mentors over something I had created, she told me of this quote and suggested I find myself an Artistic Muse. She explained that we are so harsh in our own judgement that we shut things down without sharing them with the world even though the world may need them. Our own criticism can kill our gifts. My Artistic Muses are pretty fabulous weapons for tweaking and…

  • Introspection,  ShadowWork,  Underworld Work

    Tara’s Descent

    “TThey carry her ashes carefully, deliberately, inside a basket. wrapped in bear fur, with flakes of charcoal from the burning of oak and hazel, and floating strands from her shroud. The blue winds of white horse hill numb the jaws of these far walkers So distant we can barely see them. The bairn’s dust is taken to the high hill, haunt of bleak vastness. A cairn is prepared, the old sounds made. Purple moor grass stuffed about the bounty, gathered in the browning-hills-time. Spindlewood ear studs, from such trees that still grow on the lower slopes, pelt, a woven belt of nettles. A necklace that behooves a sovereign, with precious…