Beneath the icy exterior

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer We had freezing rain last week. It’s not uncommon here, and there are moments when I am bewitched by the beauty of branches varnished by a thin coat...

Words that resonate–JRR Tolkein

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandolph, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we...

Love and Labyrinths

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Her post was adamant. It was, essentially, a declaration to everyone who thought she was too young to get married that they should butt out. She knew what sh...

Words that resonate–Linda Hogan

Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. Linda Hogan (born 1947) Native Ame...

When insults are a good thing

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer  It wasn’t a compliment. “You’ve changed,” she said. Her words trembled, visibly hovering mid-air between us. “Yes.” Sil...