When You Can’t, What You See

When You Can’t, What You See

I have been recovering from minor eye surgery, something that, for a time, left me with such blurry vision I was not able to do much but look toward the big blobby shapes on the television and ask repeatedly: “Who is that? What is she doing? What did he...
The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

IT’S HARD NOT to notice, the way they line the path from the house to the studio, the way they’ve dropped this year by the thousands. They way they dwarf the lookalike versions that now pave our long mountain driveway. They’ve come from the Mother...
Trust, and the Creative Process.

Trust, and the Creative Process.

ALL THOSE MONTHS AGO, when the first phase of the pandemic hit, Tim and I packed up our lives and our SUV and headed for the mountains to “ride things out.” I look at that time now as both lovely and terribly confusing; we were remote thus comparatively...
H(art) to H(art)

H(art) to H(art)

IN EARLIER DAYS of COVID, I wrote about returning to your instincts as a way to cope with the stress of such an unprecedented time. I wasn’t thinking of it in exactly that way when first it happened to me. I just did what came naturally when reduced to a more...
Dusting off your instinct.

Dusting off your instinct.

WHAT A STRANGE and unsettling time we’re in, suffering the coronavirus pandemic. Two months of self-isolation and at least we can say we have managed to master the mechanics the situation: living separate, working from home, properly logging in to Zoom....
What worked for me in 2019

What worked for me in 2019

In my newsletter, Grace Notes, I mentioned what joy, and grounding, I found in working through Laura Tremaine’s 10 Questions for the End of the Year. I loved it so much I bought a new Leuchtturm1917 Journal specifically for that purpose. I’ve continued to...

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