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...
Solidaire

Solidaire

I dreamed that I had been asked to come and speak at a school. As I was waiting to go inside, I watched a group of 12-year-old boys and girls playing in the schoolyard. And I thought, There is not one of you that I could not love. Then I found myself addressing a...
Canoe Dream

Canoe Dream

This audio blog is based on a dream that I had some years ago. It has to do with a ‘canoe lesson’ and the difficulty that an exquisitely advanced teacher had when he took me on as a student. It has prompted many insights over the years, but recently...
Out of Register

Out of Register

I had a dream the other night that was in a gym watching a lean young man stretching his thighs. I had x-ray vision and could see that his right thigh bone was weaker and thinner than the left. He was holding a heavy weight while doing the stretch, and putting...
Faith-Keeping

Faith-Keeping

Never lose sight of your dreams, my darling! Every now and then I have a crisis of faith. Faith in my art. A few decades ago, when I realized that my life was probably not going to involve raising children, I was sitting outside on the porch of the little house I had...

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