The Death Card

The Death Card ~ Number 13 As the Fool continues along their journey of the Major Arcana s/he encounters what many to believe the most frightening card of the deck : DEATH. Appropriately numbered at 13, the Death card is the great Unknown, the void, the inevitable turning of one cycle to another. The Tarot …

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when we die

the memories, oh how there are thousands, millions of them now that flit across my mind. like dragonfly wings over water. where do they all go when we die? the song is hovering tonal and i’m looking at the lines of my face in mirror and the texture of my skin that has captured sun’s rays …

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Sitting with Death

As I attempted to relax on my recent flight back from Hawaii, someone sitting near me had a medical emergency.  She became nauseated and unwell, then lost consciousness and had to be laid down at the back of the plane. In that moment, all my confusing, self pitying, random nostalgia came to a screeching halt …

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Dealing with Grief and Loss

Losing my daughter, Rubybleu Puja was certainly the hardest moment of my life.  The year that followed I faced some of the most intense depths of sorrow.  I learned the lesson of birth and death together in an unbelievably short time of only five days.  Treading through what I call the Terrain of Grief was …

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Rubybleu Puja

Today is the seventh anniversary of dear Rubybleu’s birth…seven years ago she spiraled through me only to spiral away a few days later… It is also the time of Makahiki, or ‘Royal Eyes’ when the Pleiades’s begins to rise in the east. This cluster of stars is also known as the Seven Sisters. As we …

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