As Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) wrote in his Letters
to a Young Poet:
I want to ask
you, as clearly as I can, to bear with patience all that is unresolved in your
heart, and try to love the questions themselves. . . . For everything must be
lived. Live the questions now, perhaps then, someday, you will gradually,
without noticing, live into the answer.
Socially distanced...The virus pandemic brought focus on social distancing and the trauma, pain and suffering that results. We were, and are, socially distanced in so many ways beyond 6 feet of physical space.
Birds of Mythology... And I digressed. Quarantine gifted reading time, too. After reading Madeline Miller's novels, Circe and The Song of Achilles, I wanted to produce my version of Athena with her Owl and Circe with the Hawk. A friend then suggested I move on to Phoenix Rising, which I did.
Solitude..This rural landscape, took me to a place very foreign to Greek goddesses. Commissioned by my son-in-law, I was challenged in changing direction.
And I then returned to crows and ravens as featured actors in my stories.