The Angel from the Fire

The messenger found me in the bitter winter of my exile; she found me frozen into the grotesque layer over my soul, the kind of ever more intransigent imprisonment that feeds on fear, pain, disillusionment, and darkness. Razor sharp shards of once glassy brightness littered the landscape, mercilessly still glittering in the fading light. I […]

Grief on a Timer

Grief on a Timer

Anyone who has seen me on social media recently – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr – knows that I lost my darling little girl Sophie on January 30. Grief is possibly the most uncomfortable emotional process in our society. I say “process” deliberately because we would much rather treat it like a singular emotion, like sadness. […]