Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Growth

In therapy in 1978, I was finding the courage to go beyond my fears and look inside. I was learning about the messages I received as an infant and as a child in my family. I was learning to express my real self. At that time, I set an avocado seed into water. Toothpicks held…

Eggs: A Series

A couple of months ago, I looked at this picture and understood for the first time what it means. I am the baby yolk being punctured with tines.  When I water color painted the picture on December 23, 1978, I titled the piece “impinging,” which The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition defines in the following ways:…

What Turquoise Knows

Recently, I leaned a water color that I painted in 1978 against a stack of books. I had no idea what the image in the picture meant but was open to finding out. Over a few days’ time, the meaning unfolded. Yellow is fear; breathing is frightening. The lungs are on alert. My scar—the horizontal lines…

PTS Strikes

This is how it happens. You are sitting in a favorite chair, reading poetry or a novel or the comics. It’s Saturday; no work obligations. Before this, you’ve meditated, drawn a picture,  finished a crossword puzzle. The morning is unfolding beautifully, and you are relaxed and happy. In the middle of reading a poem, say…