The Official Site

 

You might see that this blog\’s address is now jadenicolebeals.com, the official author site ;), but still with the familiarity and sentimentality of Blush of Dawn begun on blogspot in 2010 and revived late 2020, and so the domain is really the only change.

I am moving toward my next writing project, and at the same time I had begun reading The Waves by Virginia Woolf again, unintentional timing, as I had just finished my second book of poems in all its formats. 

Words were coming last night, a long, side path opening up to me, one I had not seen, or had gone down before, and I felt a kind of spirit in them that reminded me of that book I am reading without meaning to copy it or trying to. I had felt a natural affinity with the author and had mentioned her toward the end of the post I had written about my own healing story on this blog. I will pick up where she left off.

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A memoir story of my own ~

I step in, he sits across from me, I think, \’Oh, that is the priest who during his homilies may spontaneously sing parts of his own songs that sound improvised on the spot, with classic 1940s jazz melodies.\’

I tell him my sin. He pauses a moment and glances away to look into the distance, he is beginning to smile and turns back to me. I see he is trying not to laugh as it might insult me, but he can\’t help it, laughing happily, he says, \”That isn\’t a sin, but would you like to be a priest?\”

I wasn\’t insulted, remember that amusedly, and maybe I didn\’t have a sin to tell then, but I was also consistently afraid to live…

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The Waves Rolled In… (on starting The Waves by Virginia Woolf)

Healing How? My Personal Story

By Jade Nicole Beals

I'm Jade, a poet, painter, and yoga teacher. I live in southeastern Massachusetts and am from Brooklyn, New York. Besides art and yoga, I love nature, spirituality, music, tea, and a good party.

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