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Still Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner…

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How To Refresh Your Soul

After an exceptionally busy time creating and performing over the past nine months, along with some volunteer projects, I’ve come to a break.  Now the real challenge begins! I.e. time to pause, look inward and, ideally, figure out next steps. … Continue reading

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Bliss Is Our Compass

Taking stock of a summer of creative projects so that I can determine how to move forward, I flounder. Falter. Which step to take, in what direction?  It feels discouraging to scour the landscape for a path and find none. … Continue reading

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Yes! We ARE Artists

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner party “…if I was still … Continue reading

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A Different Voice: Musings from the Marshlands

  I attended a gathering recently, a newcomer to a group of people who have been working hard together for some time.  After a policy decision was announced and explained by the decision-maker, the meeting drifted on.  But something rankled … Continue reading

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Musings from the Marshlands: When One Way Doesn’t Work….

…another will. The enormous great blue heron feeding close by on the marsh has been reminding me of that important heron wisdom.  One of the things heron teaches is that when one way doesn’t work, another will. The heron draws … Continue reading

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