four loves (and they are all the same)

      making music is my love. creating, exploring and singing… being in sync and harmony with other people… reminding myself to breathe my heart into every note and every beat… it is satisfying and challenging, in the cathartic way. /\ drumming for dance class is my love. closing my eyes and tuning into the multitude of rhythms and footsteps around me, feeling where i … Continue reading four loves (and they are all the same)

Nice Girls vs. Kind Women

Originally posted on Woolgathering & Wildcrafting:
This post is a bit of a departure from my normal blog material (namely— nature, plants, poetry, ecology and metaphor), but with the coming march on Washington this weekend, and the potency of so many women standing in their power across the county— proclaiming, in hard set voices and many-faceted hearts, that we will not stand by and see… Continue reading Nice Girls vs. Kind Women

videos of artists i love. in honor of Black History Month

Nina Simone. One of my all-time favorites. She is vital, true, formidable. Her voice… that piano playing… those words…. damn. She speaks to my soul and leaves me speechless. /\ Josephine Baker. The incomparable. Her story is fascinating. (this documentary is just under and hour, and worth every minute.) /\ BB King. This is classic BB, plus a glimpse into the times and feeling of the … Continue reading videos of artists i love. in honor of Black History Month

an Adrienne Rich poem, and reading the cards

last year, in the midst of the cheeto’s supposed “win” of the elections, a friend introduced me to the most poignant poem by Adrienne Rich. i think i read it a hundred times, between tears. and each time i read it a new line struck a chord in me. so i decided to use it in an assignment given to me by my teacher, Camelia Elias. (as some … Continue reading an Adrienne Rich poem, and reading the cards