Graduated from art school in 2000 & have been keeping going creatively ever since - although sometimes by my bootstraps. I write fiction & poetry (& this). I draw & paint, & I cook, & I travel as often as I can. I know the world is not always friendly or conducive to the creative life or to the open heart, so I'm just working on keeping my inner fire alight, hoping that people like me can all help keep the bigger light burning too. May we all have the good fortune to enjoy health, happiness & creative fulfilment!
From today, the days get a little longer, the nights a little shorter, and the Blessed Sun returns. This is that day of turning wheels and dancing light returning, the winter solstice. From this day, daily, the night steps a pace back and the light steps a pace forward.
Blessed light and darkness Here where your balance Is tightest, where the tension Moves close to breaking point, You turn, and return Coming back with the coming spring To the spinning wheel of seasons, To the balanced moment, to The next imbalance; ever on, Eternal, swaying between One stress and the other, Extreme and extreme And all the continuum between In blessed living dancing, in Light and darkness.