The Art of the Open Heart

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You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.Rumi I know a woman who married her childhood sweetheart immediately after graduating from college. She said he gave her “everything [she] ever wanted.” This meant marriage, children and her ideal of a “complete family.” Some years into the marriage however, he filed for a divorce,…… Continue reading The Art of the Open Heart

Accidentally Great

All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.Isak Dinesen During my creative sabbatical from ages 27 – 35, I forgot the rhythm of my own creation. I ignored inspiration for logic, and got caught like an unsuspecting deer in the headlights of “success” as defined…… Continue reading Accidentally Great

Bowels + Belly

Listen or Read We often miss something: facts are not the same as truth. And a person can be more honest in their omission than confession, if you’re listening with ears of the heart. I took the scenic route to this realization, holding on to self-righteousness as long as I could. Proclaiming, I—unlike my father,…… Continue reading Bowels + Belly