Monthly Archives: March 2012

Embracing the Snake

This is going to be a quick and essential post for me. This is also a confession. I have been writing this in my head all week and it is time to get it out. Excuse me if it’s a bit of a ramble. The truth is I am not OK. I am scared and…

Letting Go of Myths That Kill & Claiming Freedom

The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde The black unicorn is greedy. The black unicorn is impatient. ‘The black unicorn was mistaken for a shadow or symbol and taken through a cold country where mist painted mockeries of my fury. It is not on her lap where the horn rests but deep in her moonpit growing….

Waking Up is Hard to Do

Barn’s burnt down — now I can see the moon. ~Masahide I recently came upon this poem, again. I have seen it many times I think, and always appreciate the perspective, but it never struck me like this. It has been about a week now, and the image stays in my mind so strongly. Today…

Not as I Pictured, or Even Thought Possible

Time flies again and again. My intentions to write regularly flail in the uncertainty that my life has become. Well not really. The truth is I have felt quite well since I last wrote. The reality of my life with Cancer has settled, and I am going about the business of staying alive. There are…