My fall was an awakening. Now that I didn’t have to be perfect, I could be good.
“I have gained nothing by the enlargement of my world; on the contrary, I have lost. I want to become more and more childish and to pass beyond childhood in the opposite direction.” -Henry Miller
For anyone who struggles with others’ perceptions in choosing a somewhat “unconventional” life path or being an “unconventional” person.
"I very proudly entered the forestry school as an 18-year-old and telling them that the reason that I wanted to study botany was because I wanted to know why asters and goldenrod looked so beautiful together."
I don’t consider myself a “healer”... but I do know that I’ve been healed in some powerful ways by making music.
I don’t know if you’ve been feeling it, but the energy this month is not about dreaming. It’s about getting dirty. Getting down to brass tacks. Doing the work.
“She doesn’t know that she is part of creating something everywhere she goes. Just her presence and her participation in this room is a life-giving force.”
An old friend of mine, Ms. Barbara Ann Crumm, who knows my soul well, shared with me this wonderful (and, at times, heartbreaking) interview last year between two legendary women: Peabody Award-winning radio show host Diane Rehm and multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.
"...you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we."