Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 2

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 “What today needs…” muttered Arielle into the mirror as she fixed the back of her too heavy earring into place and flicked it lightly so that the turquoise glass shimmered enticingly in its copper casing. “What today needs is a kick up the arse, a change of gear… a little hint of danger…a … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 1

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 She lifted her head from the pillow, neck strained and eyes squinting – past 8 a.m. Tolerable. Fair enough. She sank back for a moment to sweet surrender then heaved herself upright. Tutu was right there under her chin in a flash, purring hard. “Yes, I’m here, I’m with you, it’s another day! … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Synopsis

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Synopsis

Synopsis “Every journey offers numerous opportunities for new awareness and also exposes us to the risk of disorientation. To be alone in a strange land with no support from family, neighbours or friends creates a certain time of truth, when the hero can discover who he really is, or be destroyed by the experience.” – … Continue reading

Dear One

Dear One

Dear One, I adore you and I miss you and I don’t know what this sadness is but I know it isn’t love. It’s something else that’s passing through that comes bubbling up when my heart is touched. I’m grieving what feels like a loss even though I know you are not gone. In fact … Continue reading

Let grief be an outpouring

Let grief be an outpouring

“Let grief be an outpouring. When grief is allowed to exhaust its expression, then behind it is a profound silence, it’s like rest. No one can tell you when that rest is finished, it’s an intuitive thing” ~ Mooji Saying bye bye to a heart’s companion today, a short but very sweet love connection with … Continue reading

Playing trust games with life

Playing trust games with life

You may be familiar with trust games, from school or team building or some other facilitated group experience. A common version is where you stand on a chair and fall backwards and trust the group to catch you, and they do, and each time they do, something inside you melts and opens. I have been … Continue reading

Call from an old friend

Call from an old friend

I received a call today. From my body And from Mother Earth herself. “I’ve sent so many messages Through so many messengers. I love you. I want you to come home. I need you to keep me safe. I invite you to cherish me more. Honour me more. Show up like a mama lion for … Continue reading

Portrait: a digital nomad living outside the tribe

Portrait: a digital nomad living outside the tribe

Much discussion around the rise of digital nomad culture is focussed on the hubs and tribes, the clusters of nomads finding community wherever they find themselves, in co-working spaces and deeper connections through co-living projects scattered across the globe. What of the nomad without a tribe? The solitary wanderers and techno-hermits tucked away in all … Continue reading