Kilian Schoenberger is the artist who took the photographs featured in this post. When I first saw his work, several months ago now, it literally took my breath away. It still does.
Stories, they're thread to stitch the wound we all carry, the cut between us and the other. - The Storyteller of Cyriae, Driftways.
Lately, I have been contemplating storytelling as medicine, as it's at the heart of the project I'm currently, although slowly, bringing together. And the world has kindly entered into conversation with me about it. For example, I'm reading Grandmothers of the Light by Paula Gunn Allen as part of my gathering process, and can highly recommend it. And Terri Windling has a new post on medicinal storytelling which is wonderful, nourishing, and rich with quotes.
I especially like this one by Ben Okri which she included: "A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick." Just last night I was wearily watching yet another unkind comedy on tv (waiting for a movie to begin) and wishing that there was more powerful and authentic beauty on our tv and movie screens. I believe the heartlessness and violence with which we imbue our stories is diseasing our culture and spirits.
I so much enjoyed this article on how to fall in love with anyone. It proves there is nothing really stopping us from connecting with other people.
This article on the perils of capitalism is painful but important reading.
And these ...
Learn how to make beeswax lip balm here.
This quote by Geena Davis is sadly true.
Beautifully drawn art.
Love the earth.
I hope you have a beautiful day.