Saturday, March 8, 2014

to linger on hot coals

Some mornings, I ache to visit this space. Lucia lives here. She lives here, there, everywhere. 

We moved.

Fall pushed against me, and I collapsed into the flow, gratefully, moving with it all. We are well. The lot of us. New jobs. New schools. New homes. And my perspective lightens in this place. So close to my childhood home, and my people in every nook here. Quiet German stock. Salt of the Earth, which always sounded like an insult to me. It's not meant as such. It is meant that they are my preserver. The one that keeps me fresh and tasty. Familiar. Sturdy. Welcoming.

I write still, create artwork. I mostly pour my energy into my business, the Moon + Stone Healing. Part of the reason I am here writing today is that I am heading over to the Mulberry Art Studio in Lancaster, PA, today at 1p. I am reading some poetry for the new book of Stephanie Cole and Catherine Bayly. I am honored to have some work in their collection called To Linger on Hot Coals. The book's website is right here. You'll recognize many of the contributors: Dr. Joann Cacciatore, Kara Jones, Sherokee Ilse, Laura Seftel, Carly Dudley, Tara Hart, Beth Morey, Amy McCarter, Hannah Logan Morris, Anne Morris, and Devany LeDrew. If you are in Pennsylvania, or in the area, please consider coming by to say hello and support this amazing collection.

I have a book I'd love to give away to one of you. And I will take it today to get signed by my colleagues there for you. So leave a comment. Let me know how you are.

In other news, I am also honored to be in another book coming out this Spring called Three Minus One, which is a piece about my miscarriage after stillbirth. Again, you will recognize some of those names featured. I will give away another book when that comes out, sometime in April. But you are welcome to pre-order it.

I am always here, even if I am not here. So send me an email (though I am crappier about emailing. It takes me days, sometimes weeks, but I do catch up!) Or connect on FB. I am pretty active there. Love to you all.