Walking With Intention Day 12 by Arati de la Roziere

Embodying Intentions by Arati de la Roziere of Dancing to the Words I have contemplated writing this piece off and on ever since I received Sreejit’s invitation to write about what does walking with intention mean to me. I have hardly written anything for months and it is now October 27 and this invitation is for …

A Recipe for Disaster

I’m kinda like a lemon meringue pie – a shot of bliss with no lasting high. For the crust, mix in an extra serving of ego, add a desire to serve but an aversion to people. Cook hard, and then crumble – add just a touch of humble – now for the layers the people …

Emotional Butterflies

by Faith Eiran   I am watching him closely from afar.  His dark hair tends to dull in the light, making me think it is unwashed and fragrant.  His arms, useful, care for the flames, ensuring the warmth and light for the next minutes.  He pretends not to notice me again and again, and we weigh …

Dungeon Prompts: Until Our Last Breath

This week’s prompt is: Until Our Last Breath “Before us great Death stands Our fate held close within his quiet hands. When with proud joy we lift Life’s red wine To drink deep of the mystic shining cup And ecstasy through all our being leaps— Death bows his head and weeps.” – “Death” by Rainer Maria Rilke …

Dungeon Prompts: Driven

This week’s prompt is: Driven   “There are two types of people in this world- those who pull out of bed each morning at the thought of breakfast and those who are driven by ambition. The former succeed in satisfying hunger pangs and the latter accomplish their life goals.” – Roopleen

Dungeon Prompts: For What Would You Lie?

This week’s prompt is: For What Would You Lie?  “The worst part was that I had things I wanted to tell my mother, too many to count, but none of them would go down so easy. She’d been through too much, between my siters-I could not add to the weight. So instead, I did my …

Dungeon Prompts: Police Brutality

This week’s prompt is: Police Brutality   In many countries where guns are not legal the police also don’t carry guns themselves – only the military does.  In America, because guns are so widespread, we couldn’t even conceptualize an unarmed police force.  But now, with the full militarization of the police, do you think that it …

My Journey

My first journey to India was in 1992.  I was 17 and the trip would set in motion the roller coaster that would be my life.  But as in any amusement park ride, you have to wait in line.  That trip to India lasted only two weeks.  I stayed the whole of the trip in …

Dungeon Prompts: Overcoming Ourselves

This week’s prompt is:  Overcoming Ourselves  “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” …

Dungeon Prompts: The Healing Arts

This week’s prompt is:  The Healing Arts   “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson   “There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum.   “Healing relies on an openness to …