"The Mages Aren't Nice People" pt 1: "Hestia"
She hated flowers. She hated rain. She hated anything to do with the once yearly process of rebirth known to the commonfolk as "spring". How she loathed those three months of responsibility; ninety agonizing days of pretending to be alive enough to activate the blooms under soft soil. Alive? Rebirth? A once human soul trapped eternally behind the bark of an ancient willow is not alive. A woman, now ageless, who emerges from that willow for that dreaded season is not rebirth. It is prison. It is poison. It is unnatural and she knew this. But she was alone. There was no one to release her. At least, not yet...
Ok so I'm trying something new...I hope you like it! #longpost#text#storytelling#mage#springmage#magic#tale#penandink#ballpoint#traditionalartist#traditionalart
#Storyteller Muriel Johnson is terrific! We all had a good time listening to--and participating in--her tales. One more week of the Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival to go. It's been a fun month!
The House Of Dandridge Presents FREAK OUT : FAMILY! @thestonewallinn
Wednesday, November 22nd at The Stonewall Inn
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve than with a show about FAMILY and how cuckoo they are!? Featuring
THE DEBBIE DONNAS
Doors open 6:30pm
2 drink minimum
Hosted by CHAUNCEY DANDRIDGE
Door goddess MICHELE RUIZ
Portion of cover goes straight to @stonewallgives
The House Of Dandridge takes on a new adventure in entertainment with the monthly FREAK OUT at The Stonewall Inn!
Featuring Francesco Paladino and house band The DEBBIE DONNAS, the night features a rotating list of performers and storytellers sharing secrets and tales through poetry, movement, music and more!
After a successful debut night in July, the next edition of FREAK OUT takes place on Wednesday, November 22nd!
21 and over/ID required
2 drink minimum
The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Streeet
A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains to West 4th
1 train to Christopher
Black Mohawk productions
REBEL ONE , Rock stars
Thank you to all the performers
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First-hand experiences with life. 🦋
In positive psychology, “meaning-making is the process of how individuals construe, understand, or make sense of life events, relationships, and the self.”
It has been suggested that a way to decipher more meaning in life is by having first hand experiences with it ~ that is to actively engage with the natural 🌍 physically ie; running in the mountains, swimming in the ocean, walking in a forest, stretching on the grass etc etc... what is your favourite way to experience life first hand? 🌳🏃♀️🏄♀️🤸♀️🏊♀️⛷🏔🏕
A snippet from an old series that I wrote about the collective of people that I came of age with.
I was fortunate enough to grown up in a place, in a neighborhood. Where the lines of friendship blurred into something that rivaled the confines of DNA.
We have something that many are unable to claim.
The pocket neighborhood nestled on Chicago's North side was one of the first places where I learned the meaning of loyalty, love and selflessness.
People who lifted each other up and enveloped them in unconditional love in many instances.
40 some odd years later, our bonds of affinity are puzzling to many as they shine as brightly as they did when we enveloped in the cloak of care-free naivete.
I am the son of the Square, these figures are my family members.
I hold those stories in my heart.
Up for a craft and a walk in the park? Are you missing the Faeries as they disappear into hibernation? Then why not make a tiny Gnome or a wee winged Faery of your own? It's not too late in the season to take your little one for a walk to gather pine cones, seed pods, nuts and the like. With a little glue, who knows what kind of Faery you'll create! Don't forget a cozy felt hat and scarf to keep them warm.
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LAUNCH DAY TODAY!
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On Friday, my mother texted me that my aunt had passed. She had been fighting cancer for years and had recently took a turn for the worse. I took some time off work and got home early. I got Grandma out of bed and made her breakfast. We joked and she laughed. I got her in her chair and turned on one of her favorite shows. I sat down and just wondered how the hell I am going to break the news to her. It was a weird feeling. She was blissfully unaware. I had this knowledge weighing down on me. How do I break it to her? I couldn’t. My uncle, who just lost his wife, called her. I don’t know why I took these images. I guess it’s easier to cope with something when you are viewing it through some glass. Grandma has had to bury a son, daughter, grandson, son-in-law and now a daughter-in-law (who has been apart of this family longer than I have been alive). Grandma struggles with this. I don’t know how many times she has asked me “Why is the lord leaving me here?” How do you answer that? (Sorry. I’m sure I am repeating myself. I just try to write what I’m feeling or what grandma is feeling/doing and I’m sure those themes repeat. ) #grandma#grandson#family#rural#ohio#documentaryphotography#mentalhealth#agingsucks#storytelling#theprintswap
Emoji story cubes!!!! This idea loosely inspired by my son who was keeping himself quiet during a meeting by filling the notes app with millions of emojis. Why not use them to tell a story. Like story cubes! They are always handy for waiting rooms and car schooling. You can play by having one person pick emojis and another make the story. Or pick blindly. Or be deliberate. Have fun! Share your stories: use #emojistorycubes
Everyone has their own reason for their life goals. Tall Paul is seeking to end the Council and any demon that breathes. With his skill with a crossbow he fires in rapid succession letting his foe utterly shocked and full of holes.