Thoughts go the way of the music, Feet sway the way of the crowd. Mouth moves the way of the stillness, Red river stampeding loud. Wet jazz, silt between fingers, Shadows that drift the way of the dunes, I search for your rhythms In atonement for pleasures That vacate the body too soon. … Continue reading The Way of the Music
Until now, I have shared with you a number of my thoughts on creativity, intelligence, and on the balancing act required to live a thoughtful, creative life. What I have not done is share any of my creative work with you (at least, outside of that required to design a blog post). Writing is, undoubtedly, … Continue reading Pillow Talk #1: “Tangerines,” an Erotic Vignette
In On the Art of Femininity, I talk at length about my vision of femininity and what it means to me, as a woman, to apply the essence of the feminine in everyday life. As that post is, at present, overwhelmingly the most liked and viewed post on this (still very new) blog, I thought it would … Continue reading Darling, Forget What You’re Wearing. On Elegance.
I did not learn to cook until I was in my early twenties. Although I grew up in an Italian family that encouraged me, from an early age, to develop a proficiency in the culinary arts (or at the very least learn how to roll a proper meatball to accompany my grandmother’s marinara sauce), I … Continue reading What Cooking Taught Me about Relationships
I believe there is no more influential factor in forging a creative life, for women, than harnessing the power of femininity. In fact, it rankles me whenever I hear femininity dismissed as “absence” or “ornament” (especially when women do it) because I think it represents a fundamental misunderstanding of how to utilize the power of our feminine traits. If we look … Continue reading On the Art of Femininity