3am

My weekdays start at 3:30am. The world is anything but asleep at 3:30am. The world sighs as soon as you step out the door.  A crinkle of fallen leaves stepped on by an unknown predator (or chipmunk).  The wheeze of the wind through the bare trees.  The scratching noise of your own footsteps on the sidewalk […]

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The BFG

When I was a little girl, I wanted so badly for magic to be real.  When other kids were running around playing tag and taking turns down the “orange slide”, my friends and I were pushing the limits of the large playing field imagining when were travelers on an epic quest, performing magic and riding […]

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A Requiem for Autumn

As a life-long New Englander, it’s a bit silly how enamored I am with autumn.  There’s something the weather and colors awake within me – the ghost of an old soul, if you will.  It all astounds me – from the vibrant colors, to the chill, to the satisfying crunch of leaves under my boots. […]

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Chimney Fire

When I was a little girl, we lived in a charming house in the middle of the woods.  This all sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, but to me, I loved our little house with its crab apple trees and trickling brook and frog pond and wood furnace.  It was a rented house, and […]

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i’ll make a monster out of you. ;)

I love creating things.  I love embarking upon new projects and ruthlessly flinging aside the old.  I love the process of visualizing a thing.  I move furniture around in my head like this, flinging images from one side to another to open up space, color a room… or just make room for more stuff.  I […]

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