Living each day much muchier

What’s your backdrop?

When you’re on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery. Neil Diamond. Melbourne is an uplifting, romantic city. It reveals itself to you, when you move through it … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Like a boss

A friend of mine often peppers her conversation with phrases like  ‘on my lonesome’ and ‘single little me’.  I was never sure how to respond. Today, I felt the space … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Different perspectives

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham H Maslow Me:  Oh wow. So many boxes.   Stuff everywhere … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Truant

Not all who wander are lost JRR Tolkien “Mum?” I asked. “Do you mind if I become an old spinster?” My mother laughed. She said it was okay, but in … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Art – gratitude challenge #29

Art is our way of celebrating experience. We are compelled to paint, photograph, write, sing, and create. We reproduce landscapes and feelings and we peer at the man behind the … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comfort – gratitude challenge #28

Why do women reach for sugar and hope to find comfort? What promise did sugar ever make so powerfully? I think the conversation goes something like this. Me: I am sad/stressed/wounded. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sound – gratitude challenge #27

Earbuds are the 21st century ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ sign. Earbuds mean you’re not here at all. You’re currently far away in your mind. You know what, though? After a draining … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tradition – gratitude challenge #26

Tradition is the layering of meaning over time. Brick by brick. Layer by layer. Families, cultures, nations are built by it. Ritual without understanding is also a brick wall. It … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beauty – gratutitude challenge #25

“Why do you put that black stuff on your eyes?  I don’t understand.  Natural is beautiful.” It’s hard to explain. Why do women dye their hair? Why do we paint … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment
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Department of Words

Department of Words

Thinker. Writer. Photographer. Dancer. Not necessarily in that order.

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