Light of the Briar Rose

Light of the Briar Rose

Oh my dear friends, what a crazy time we’re living in. It’s so full of contradictions! As we distance ourselves from one another we’re also coming home. As the pandemic threatens our airflow, the atmosphere is clearing. Birds can hear one another...
A Sample of Enchantments to Come

A Sample of Enchantments to Come

WonderLit is on the move! We’re in the process of moving the site to a new platform, which is going to mean better access for everyone, and potentially, some new WonderLit courses that you can take at your own pace. One of the courses I’ve been wanting to...
The Finished Woman

The Finished Woman

You dreamt of failing in a finishing school. You were never going to succeed at becoming a Lady. You submitted yourself to endless lessons in etiquette. You allowed every natural instinct to be critiqued, and eventually all the humiliations and tiny tortures silenced...
Dancing with the Red Dress and Other Animate Things

Dancing with the Red Dress and Other Animate Things

Recently I read an article about a woman who is considered to be an oracle in the fashion world. When she looked into her crystal ball, she saw people simplifying their wardrobes, moving towards organic fibers and dyes, and buying well-made, long-lasting garments that...
In Praise of Nymphs

In Praise of Nymphs

I had a dream the other night that I had written something important using a fountain pen. I was staying in a hotel and I came out of the room carrying my writings in a sheaf of loose papers. I got on the elevator with a couple who were wearing white robes. Each of...

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