Why is this a blogue?

  • Why is this a blogue, not a blog? It’s just an old-fashioned touch that harkens back to less-hurried (and harried) times, when a letter took a while to get delivered, and a reply took a while longer. When books were savored for their precious rarity. When news came in slowly for the most part and could be thoughtfully considered. A rapid-fire flow of constant info-junk tends to make me twitchy. When you visit my blogue, I invite you to take a nice deep breath, absorb things a little at a time, wander in a serendipitous fashion, and generally remember that even in the ultra-speedy world of the Internet, you control the pace of your life.

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January 12, 2009



I once heard the most moving story about being grateful for the little things in life during a presentation from a Holocaust survivor. She recalls growing up being a young teen and often grousing about having to spend "boring evenings" at home with her family. After her experiences during the war/in a concentration camp, she said that there were so many days when she just LONGED for the beauty one of those "boring evenings at home", that she really gained a new appreciation for the little things in life - and yes, as you say, the luxury of just being ALIVE.


What a lovely, powerful dream, and a great reminder that the biggest blessing of all is that we are Alive for however long that happens to be.


Thank you for the sharing, it was beautiful..


It's very easy in our everyday routines to forget what's really important, and it's usually the most little, seemingly mundane things that bring the magic back. What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing it.

Lisa Stuhley

Lunaea, my dear... it is Lisa from one of your ninth wave courses in SC many years ago... I have stumbled across this writing of yours in no coincidence of course!

I have been struggling in the past few days, feeling blinded by my current employment situation, the lack of being able to pay bills, and subsequently... the lack of luster and joy in my life. I just pulled your Simplicity card, followed by your Tenderness card... and now this!

Thank you so much for the reminders that life is so good, pure and beautiful. I have temporarily lost my way as well as my faith... but I feel the spark has been reignited within me... awakened...

Many blessings to you... my sister!

Lisa Stuhley


Aleasah baby! Good to hear from you -- feel free to email me anytime and tell me what's up with you. I know your circle sisters would love to hear from you too. *hug*


Wow. Thanks for sharing your dream. Very powerful.


Dreams have been very vivid lately, perhaps because of this intense moon this month. Last night, I was in England, with many odd mushrooms growing nearby and a flock of great white dodos flying overhead. Perhaps I was Alice!

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    When the planet turns its face toward the dark, our nocturnal nature draws us out into the realm of Moon. This is a dominion of dreams that we explore with our senses fully awake. The subconscious spills into consciousness, allowing us to see what is not revealed by sight alone. Strange sounds come to our ears, intoxicating perfumes reach our noses, things appear that only emerge in darkness. We creep softly, following our moonshadows over the colorless world.
    This card is Moon, from my Mystical Cats Tarot, illustrated by Mickie Mueller. Click the image for a larger version.