My current writing projects include:
“Don’t be so simple. People adore monsters. They fill their songs and stories with them. They define themselves in relation to them. You know what a monster is, young shade? Power. Power and choice. Monsters make choices. Monsters shape the world. Monsters force us to become stronger, smarter, better. They sift the weak from the strong and provide a forge for the steeling of souls. Even as we curse monsters, we admire them. Seek to become them, in some ways.” Her eyes became distant. “There are far, far worse things to be than a monster.” ~ Jim Butcher, Ghost Story
Here There Be Monsters is an exploration of the concept of the monster within, the part of oneself that is powerful, wild and dangerous.
“Since ancient times the near-impenetrable forest in which we get lost has symbolized the dark, hidden, near-impenetrable world of our unconscious. If we have lost the framework which gave structure to our past life and must now find our way to become ourselves, and have entered this wilderness with an as yet undeveloped personality, when we succeed in finding our way out we shall emerge with a much more highly developed humanity.” ~ Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning And Importance of Fairy Tales
“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Vespers in the Dark Wood is an exploration of the power of the dark forest – in fairy tale, in life, in the subconscious – as well as a dance on the thresholds we cross when entering the worlds of mystery. It is my hope to create twilight prayers (vespers) to the darker, wilder parts that exist within us and around us.
I have just started writing simple poetry to go with my rune pulls – if you are looking for modern interpretations of ancient symbols, look here.
I have collected all of my poetry here, regardless of project.