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flax-golden tales: the best revenge

the best revenge I made lists of meanings and astrological correspondences but now that I’m in the store I feel lost. There are so many shelves and faced with all the ingredients in separate jars and bottles I’m instantly overwhelmed trying to remember how they’re supposed to be combined and what everything means and what […]

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natural history

One of the things I love about living in NYC is that there are entire other worlds here, where you can forget that you’re in the middle of Manhattan and feel like you’re somewhere else entirely. We went to the American Museum of Natural History today. I haven’t visited in a very long time and […]

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flax-golden tales: undisclosed intentions of departing angels

undisclosed intentions of departing angels The angels left the cemetery yesterday, I don’t think anyone saw them go except for me. There were other people around but they all seemed preoccupied with thoughts and stones and flowers. The angels stepped down from monuments and mausoleums and walked quietly away. One of them passed by where […]

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a bunny and a raven

So remember back in May when I fell in art love with Ellen Jewett’s sculptures? I ordered a custom one. It arrived today. She does what she calls “creature stacks” so I asked for a raven and a white bunny and mostly left the rest of it up to her interpretation. I could not possibly […]

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flax-golden tales: lights that guide the way to destinies untold

lights that guide the way to destinies untold The path is there, somewhere. Or so they tell me. I suspect it is a gentle lie to strengthen my belief. Sometimes it works. Sometimes I can trust that there is a path set out for me to find. Obscured in thorn-laced wildflowers and twisting vines. Hazardous […]

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now we are thirty-five

Today I am thirty-five years old, which means this blog is five years old (and flax-golden tales are four). Five years sounds comparatively short but July of 2008 feels like a lifetime ago. More than a lifetime. I’m not the girl I was then. I don’t think that girl could have imagined this particular version […]

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flax-golden tales: the cat and the fiddle

the cat and the fiddle I was tasked with finding that cat who could play the fiddle because the band needed a proper fiddle player and the sheep were lousy at anything but percussion (including running their own errands). I asked around at pubs and shoppes and fairy markets and several questionable sources pointed me […]

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horoscope

Cancer Horoscope for week of July 4, 2013 Thomas Gray was a renowned 18th-century English poet best remembered for his “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.” It was a short poem — only 986 words, which is less than the length of this horoscope column. On the other hand, it took him seven years to […]

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