Category Archives: beauty

Metaphors of Material

Listen to this and start reading… What is strong? What is hard? Something made of stone, maybe? Or carbon dust. Transformed. Bound. Diamonds in the rough An eight year old says to a man–whom she had known as a 5 … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Sky..

So last night my best half and I joined some friends to see the Cycropia Aerial Dance troupe perform at the Orton Park Festival here in madison.  This is probably like the 3rd time we’ve been there to see it … Continue reading

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Garden Park, Evanston, Illinois

(Note–this was originally written in February, 2000–but has been updated and reworked for this post.. ) The climbing tree is gone. One of my most cherished places is simply gone.  I cannot believe it. There are pictures of me as … Continue reading

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Nice and Kind

Be nice. Or maybe.. Be kind. But which is it?  Are they the same?  Or are they subtly different? Say both out loud. When I say “be nice”–it means something that usually entails a kind of rebuke that implies that … Continue reading

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Interlude.

There are very few things that I like more than riding home in the warmth of June, stopping, creating a break, looking up, reaching, grasping, twisting; Taking. Enjoying the moment, with my hands covered in the blood of mulberries.

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More Beauty and Pain.

I have spoken about this before. This could not be a better example of what my thoughts on the subject entail. The act of writing this letter.. the reflection and endurance and will of this women cuts me to the … Continue reading

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