“Death is the unseen companion, the unknown companion who walks every step of the journey with us. It came out of the womb with us and has been with us till now and is here with us today … Death in that sense is a time of great homecoming, and there is no need to…Continue reading Tombstones, Blackberries, and Sister Death
“We cannot live without meaning, that would preclude any sense of identity, any hope, any future.” – Carlina Rinaldi – She was the stuff of nightmares. The doll that was given to my daughter on her first birthday. The doll that became the focus of my child’s affection. Dragged through the dirt, chewed up by…Continue reading Ragged Dolls and Strong Stories
“God, it hurts to be human… Like we’re walking down a road of broken glass …” – Pink- The purpose of life has been the subject of many animated conversations I have had over the years. Contemplating our short-lived existence on this tiny planet in a vast universe is a daunting task. All of…Continue reading God, it hurts to be human!
Sometimes, like Alice, I lose my muchness. It sometimes comes under fire and so I hide it. Have you hidden your muchness much? These past two weeks I did it again – my much too-muchness was too much for some humans who preferred other humans, especially the She-Ones, not to be too much muchness.…Continue reading Celebrating Too Much Muchness
Hannah Blogs: Ever since I was a child, I’ve danced. It’s been like the air to my lungs; a deep part of the fabric of my existence. There was never such thing as an empty space – each abandoned building, rental, corner store; a space simply made for movement, imagination, and creativity. My vision for…Continue reading The Dance that lives within: Hannah’s Story
“The cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh One of my newly acquired COVID hobbies is to sort through boxes of old photos … slowly. COVID has brought the luxury…Continue reading Loving You
Dear Mugwump Reader, a friend recently reminded me of this blog post and how relevant it is in a world that has been gate-crashed & hijacked by COVID-19. So here is a repost – some may find it helpful. “What gives value to travel is fear” – Camus You’d think I would be used to…Continue reading Turbulence! That Annoying Necessity of Life
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies…Continue reading Life is Full of Broken Heart Moments
feel it. the thing you don’t want to feel. feel it. and be free. nayirrah waheed I have been curious about humans and liminal spaces for many years now. It was my own life experiences that drew my attention to this concept that was first introduced to the field of anthropology in 1909 by…Continue reading 2020: The Year the World had to Let Go!
“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. A long way from home, a long way from home.” Traditional Negro spiritual, 1870 The distressing footage filmed on a phone camera was watched across the world. We literally saw the life drain from…Continue reading “Please, Please, Please…”