This blog Blush of Dawn is for found moments of beauty and meaning. Here is something I found beautiful this week.”Morning ‘71” by Anne Marie Almedal.YouTube link, no video here, you can just listen to the song :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B_Qt3U1Eg&feature=share
The mall where it all startedI didn’t take this picture :)Ever since I was a teenager, mall salespeople have always found me in a crowd to try to sell me something. The worst example was going into a candle shop with my friend at the mall I used to walk to from my house in…… Continue reading Mall Salespeople and Me
I often write about my love for music. So I wanted to share a song.This is “Undertow” by Lisa Hannigan, a musician I’d first discovered many years ago. It is nice to have discovered a new song and also one that reminds me of a recent post I wrote.To listen to it in this post if mobile,…… Continue reading A Song Recommendation: "Undertow"
“Lighthouse”painting by me2013If you’ve been reading this blog this year, you might have seen me mention my own healing early spring this year and might have wondered from what I had found healing and what had helped me heal. I want to share this story because maybe you’ve had a similar experience or are going through…… Continue reading Healing, How?—My Personal Story
chamomile lavender tea after a few sips poetry book a bedtime read In a previous post I wrote about wanting to read this book after not reading a poetry book for a long time. I also mentioned my own poem in which I mentioned this poet’s name, but due to memory loss surrounding that time I…… Continue reading Collected Lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Reflection
image creditStarry Night Vincent Van GoghOne spring day when I was nineteen, I discovered this place called the salt marsh which I had not known about before and was just across the street from a very classic looking, treelined park only a few blocks away from the house in Brooklyn I had lived in since age…… Continue reading A Marsh in Brooklyn, Foolishness, and Fear
photo I took July 2018 Hull, Massachusettssummer following the publication of my book MoonflowerIn a recent dream I had, this question about water was asked to me. There was no voice or person seen in the dream, just the question:Which bodies of water are your favorite?While still dreaming, I immediately recalled my focus on ponds over…… Continue reading A Dream With A Question About Water