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Poems and Musings on Life
I wrote SPRINKLES in 2020. What an hour in our history. My spirit needed a creative release and poems are what poured out.
With all the extra time at home I reflected on everything—love, art, relationships, experiences, feelings and ideas that connect us all. The process of writing this work comforted me at a time when life felt uncomfortable. Uncertainty, social disruption, and day to day tragedy marked the year—beauty too.
Like many of you, I had to cancel travel plans to visit family, missed going out and seeing friends. Businesses and places I had frequented were closed. I was consuming too much news, feeling isolated and anxious.
On the brighter side, there was baking and online dance classes and discovering new ways to stay in touch. There was time to sit and think, to slow down and be present. Being in the moment without a schedule or a plan felt freeing, at first. Everyone had to cope, make adjustments and adapt to this unprecedented period and it wasn’t easy.
Leaning into my creativity is one of the greatest gifts of my life. To be able express what I am feeling in an artistic way is healing. I let my thoughts dance around and though I have been writing poems since I was a kid, my first collection of poetry emerged. I love this book—a happy surprise—a safe place to escape and recharge.
Enjoy SPRINKLES and if it moves you, I hope you pass it on to others.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton