Mercy

Today is one of the many feast days of the goddess Guanyin, she who perceives the sounds of the world, the sorrows, the cries, the anguish. I just happen to be having an emotionally and spiritually rough day. Part of it is my lovely menopause of course, and part is the socio-political climate of the … Continue reading Mercy

Persephone’s Descent

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was obsessed with the story of Persephone and Demeter. Although I wasn't a mother yet, she wasn't born yet, I identified with Demeter, a mother who would destroy the world to get her daughter back. It actually took years before I saw the story in another way, … Continue reading Persephone’s Descent

and then…

my paternal grandmother had already begun teaching at the young age of sixteen, when my grandfather, whose first wife was dying, saw her and told her father that he was going to be his next wife. She didn't teach anymore, she bore children and pretended to be better off than she was, just so that … Continue reading and then…