My little Bean is old enough to want to read The Chronicles of Narnia out loud with me, and I am beside myself with joy. I grew up in a Narnia-loving family. When my husband-to-be met my parents for the first time, we sat at a coffee shop so they could get to know him, and one of the first questions they asked him was, "So, what are your thoughts on Narnia?" Then literally, they both had their elbows resting on the table, their chins resting on their knuckles, leaning forward, gazing into his eyes to hear his breathless answer.
To slash away at the masks we wear,
to splinter them apart,
to render them transparent
requires a steady hand.
To look beneath the outer layers,
to strap on thin veneers
and then peel back each stratum
laying bare what is hidden
And when it's done, when
the coverings are gone,
let's talk— without
Poetic Asides prompt
The Taos Zombie Stagger was a great success, especially for a first time event. We arrived to find a jam-packed Plaza, filled with creepy zombies and curious onlookers. Everyone milled around for a few minutes, and after some brief instructions, the parade began, right on time. That never happens in Taos, so a lot of people were late catching up. Straggling zombies ran after the pack, and befuddled locals with cameras murmured, It started on time...?...more
Written By: Lissa Rankin Marla Maples and I had the most lovely chat this morning, and I have to say I totally have a crush on her now. You might know Marla as the ex-wife of tycoon Donald Trump, but I know Marla as this loving, spiritual, awakening being longing to shed the baggage of her past and serve the world with her gorgeous heart. ...more
It was at the age of twelve that I began the process of taking my creative self and hiding her away...
is much made of recent studies that show that girls around twelve years
old start to ignore and do poorly in the subjects of math and science,
but I think perhaps there is something deeper and darker going on that has little to do with specific educational subjects and more to do with Self and Identity.