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Poems and Musings on Life
I wrote SPRINKLES in a time of deep reflection — love, art, relationships, experiences, feelings and ideas that connect us all whirled through my senses. The year — 2020. What an hour in our history. I needed a creative release and poems are what poured out.
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 time to breathe and get into some fun activities. I was baking up a storm, taking 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. Then all of it started feeling overwhelming because I missed people – face to face human connection. Everyone had to cope, make adjustments and adapt to this unprecedented period and writing became my saving grace.
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—there’s something for everyone and if it moves you, spread the word or gift it to someone you adore.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton