Friday, January 25, 2013


Magic.  Mystery.  Mysticism.

What does it mean to you?

In our magicless world, ordinary objects often seem magical.  I'm constantly amazed by technology - cell phones, tablets, computers - when I sit and think about them.  I'm also amazed by clear blue skies, the smell of incense, that tingling feeling I get on the back of my skull sometimes that I've never been able to figure out.

I am amazed by bright colours, ancient stories, and what can come out of my own mind.

What amazes you?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Run-ins with Old Frenemies

Yesterday I ran into someone I hadn't seen in a long time, some one I may have once considered myself friends with, but now would be more of acquaintance/frenemy territory.  This made me wonder about life paths.  Would life be different if we were still friends?  Would life be the same and we would have fallen out over something else?  In other words, is our life path truly variable?

I've always thought the biggest test of this is my own inability to go back in time and actually end up on a different path.  I can't time travel and I can't change the past.  That has to be proof that I'm on the path I'm meant to be on, right?  That's what I like to think.  It sounds better when i've made no mistakes.

But, what if I'm living the wrong life?  Or, in terms of my penchant for creative writing, what if I have a character who is living the wrong life?  What is a wrong life?  Is it working the wrong job, living in the wrong house, marrying the wrong person?

I love my house and my husband, but as for my day job, let's just say it's not the best fit.  Which is why I'm still working so hard on being a writer.  Why I will edit Tales again and again in the hopes that it one days finds a publisher.  And, well, if it doesn't, there's always SW.