Entering the Land of the Soul

Entering the Land of the Soul

The fairy tale has been called “the land of the soul.” It’s a terrain we can enter. We can gaze into wells, wander through forests and castles, swim in lakes, and climb glass mountains. We can dive deeply with the mermaids or soar to the heavens on...
Original Thoughts

Original Thoughts

Pity the tight, constrained, over-edited lines living their conventional lives lined up in perfect order little scouts, doing what they’re told unable to speak for themselves… Original Thoughts Oh, do you mind? May I break through the lines to ask a few...
Daughter of Erysichthon

Daughter of Erysichthon

In Metamorphosis, the Roman poet Ovid tells a story about a man named Erysichthon whose exploitive behavior leads to a harrowing end. At the same time, he has a daughter who offers a very different way of thinking about humanity’s relationship with the natural...
The Falcon’s Cry

The Falcon’s Cry

Over the holiday, I rediscovered “Down in Yon Forest,” a mysterious old ballad that I performed at the Toronto Storytelling Festival many years ago. I stood alone on stage and sang it in a childlike a cappella voice, imagining it to be sung by an absolute...

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