In Terms of Life and Death

I'm not sure when exactly I began thinking of creativity, generally, and of the dynamics of creative living, in particular, in terms of life force, or energy. Those activities and attitudes that are life-giving versus those that take it away. Indeed, I was, you might say, "smacked over the head" with an aha moment recently [...]

Hyphen

I began this blog with the hopes of achieving a lofty goal, to use the life within me to beget a more creative life. A move toward being the most authentic possible version of myself. To foster my creative energies, to develop and focus my talents. Indeed, it may be said that I've learned a [...]

On Being an Original

I view the striving for originality as, first, a struggle for life. To preserve, expand, and affirm oneself. To actualize one's inherent, energetic potential. About a year ago, I published a post titled, When You Have Too Much Life..., in which I discuss what it feels like to have one's creativity, attempts at expressing the [...]

The All-Over Woman

I want to know what femininity looks like. I want to know where it lives. Where it hides. As Carl Jung describes the overlapping of the conscious and unconscious at certain "points" in the personality, I want to view the coordinates of the feminine. I want a picture. A map. Something. I tend to be [...]

Fishtail

I believe at times that man created art out of fear of exploring woman. I believe woman stuttered about herself out of fear of what she had to say...She is a mermaid with her fishtail dipped in the unconscious. Her creation will be able to make articulate this obscure world. - Anaïs Nin The essence [...]