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For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul,  yet when... the The Muse sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles.


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June 30, 2019

A vintage dance video reminded me of a friend today. She is an artist and a dancer, so I shared it with her on social media. We have known each other a long time and discovered along the way that we share a similar core beliefs system and creative yearnings. After the...

June 3, 2019

Any old flower can blend in and be celebrated as part of a bouquet. It is a special flower, indeed, that grows under harsh conditions, alone, and bare for all to see as an individual. That is courage.

April 29, 2019

Knowing is how many of us refer to the messages received from what lies beyond physics.  Although it is a voice, it is not one that is audible.  Although it is a touch, it is felt not by body but by soul. Most of the knowing I receive is from benevolent loved ones who...

March 28, 2019

Think of a time when you were mesmerized by a film, performance, boutique, book, or even food.  You might have felt as though you'd been "sucked in," transformed, or been captivated.  Perhaps you've been so intensely attracted to an absorbed by a performance or present...

March 22, 2019

Your point of view as a creative is valid and necessary.  In that capacity, you are not responsible for every conceivable interpretation of your work. Know, though, that your audience brings a different perspective, and that any work is still incomplete until the audie...

February 23, 2019

My wish for you, my friends, is to see magic in the every day.

Visiting my ancestral home became bittersweet after the loss of my parents.  Over the kitchen sink is a window that faces east and overlooks a real, unfenced backyard whose daily visitors include deer, turke...

October 24, 2018

mag-ic, n. [L. magice, from Gr. magike (supply techne, art), the magic art, sorcery, from magikos of the Magi from magoi, the Magi or priests of the Medes and Persians skilled in sorcery.]  "Any mysterious, seemingly inexplicable, or extraordinary power of influence"...

October 10, 2018

 La Belle Dame Sans Merci - Frank Cowper (1926)

Leanan Sidhe (spelled a multitude of other ways) pronounced Lee-ah-naan Shee, is known as an Irish dark fairy who materializes in mortal form as a breathtakingly beautiful woman.  Called the "beautiful woman without mercy,...

October 4, 2018

Many geniuses take only partial credit for their ideas.  

Poet John Keats wrote "by chance or magic--to be, as it were, something given to me."  

Most humans have a limited amount of control over the entire psyche.  The conscious mind is but a small slice of what is avai...

September 11, 2018

Lenny Kravitz told Kurt Loder on Sirius XM that the inspiration for his song, "Johnny Cash" came to him in the night.  The feeling was urgent to get to the studio and preserve the melody, and the lyric that kept coming to mind as he played was "hold me like Johnny Cash...

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