The Girl and the Grail
In Search of Holy Places
Dearest 16 year old self
Eat bread. Bacon. Chocolate. Take ample portions. Your body will eventually tire of burning fat. But not yet.
Wear leather, the bicycle shorts, your teeny bikini. “Put it on until you’re 34 ~Nora Ephron” Yes now, when you’re still a sylph.
It’s only forever, not long at all.
You’re in the labyrinth and you have 13 hours to solve it. Dance the tango of life and death and do it like a goblin king or a badass damsel in a romantic dress. This life should explode with meaning. Fill the shadows with as much light as you can muster. And leave a blazing trail.More
When Crazy meets Reason
You meet them sometimes. The crazy ones. The ones that that seem to you more alive than you have ever been on a frenzied day. They know exactly what to do with their lives. Fired up with a love for something, someone, and they are tireless, and full. As though propelled by life itself. And that thing that consumes them has taken root so deeply that they have built their lives around it.More
The Myth of Narcissus: Falling in Love and Lies (Online)
Promote the self. Reveal the beloved. Who gets to devour truffles in Turin? Ever sunbathed on miles of white sand with no tourists? Extra-ordinary. Outside the humdrum of everyone’s existence. And you can’t help but share.More
A few weeks ago I had to explain myself at the dinner table. Someone had exclaimed how I’ve managed to throw away potential and a promising career, to settle for housewife in the boondocks. Imagine where I could be, had I held on at the country’s most prestigious law firm. But having no propensity for […]More
I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that's wide and timeless. -Rainer Maria Rilke