I am a textile artist. I am intimately familiar with my loom and spinning wheels, a needle rests easily in my hand. And my shelves are full of wool, much of it I've dyed with natural dyes that I grew (or better yet, gathered) myself. My mind relaxes in the meditative rhythm of detailed work.
I am a mother to a magical little (5.5 years old) girl- truly- I have received broad consensus on this point. I live with my partner/baby papa, who continues to be one of the most insightful and beautiful humans I have ever known. We have a long history together. The people I get to know well tend to stick around, and I'm proud of that. Many of my relationships don't fit into normative categories. I believe each connection has a natural level- a portfolio of intimacies- as unique as a fingerprint. I enjoy the process of feeling for this natural level and adapting as it changes through time.
I am a forager and scavenger. Some of my best friends are plants.
If I had one day left to live I would spend it swimming in the Sandy River, like a fish. Then sunning like a lizard. And hopefully snuggling someone sweet and vibrant. My spirit is centered in my body.
I grew up fundamentalist Christian and if you know anything about that you may have realized it is a philosophy of extraction, of divorce- spirit from body, insight from revelation, instinct from action. My wholeheartedness is hard won. I won it, and continue to win it a little more everyday.