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Terri Windling
Dartmoor, in England's West Country
Writer, artist, book editor, folklorist.
Interests: myth and mythic arts
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Fridays are my day for re-visiting posts from the Myth & Moor archives. Since yesterday's offering included a passage from Priscilla Stuckey's Kissed by a Fox, here's another snippet from the same fine book. This post first appeared in October,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Myth & Moor
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To continue our conversation on kindness: One problem we have today is that many think of the word "kind" as a synonym for "nice," a quality with soft, even bland, connotations -- whereas true kindness is so much more than... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Myth & Moor
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After writing about kindness yesterday, I've been thinking about the ways in which the lack of kindness propels some of us into the arts: not only as way to retreat from pain, or to cope with it, or to attempt... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Myth & Moor
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Just perfect.
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Phillips and Taylor briefly mention Auguste Comte's "theory of benevolence as a neurological function," and that it was embraced by George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, and Harriet Martineau. I defintely want to learn more this. Thank you, Kelly.
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Living in these strange and troubling times, there's a mantra that I often repeat to myself (as I've mentioned here before): Be gentle, be gentle, be gentle. Stand your ground, know your truth, but be kind. "Kindness" is a quality... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Myth & Moor
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The hound and I hope your holiday weekend has been good. We'll be back on Tuesday. The art above is by Cicely Barker (1895-1973) and Walter Crane (1845-1915). Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Myth & Moor
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Fridays are my day for re-visiting posts from the Myth & Moor archves, often ones that touch on themes we've been discussing during the week. This post first appeared in the autumn of 2012, presented today with new art. From... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Spring is truly here, at long last. The earliest flowers in our garden have done their work to wake the land from sleep: the primroses and grape hyacinths, the purple aubretia climbing up the stone walls, the columbines that have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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My disappearance from Myth & Moor yesterday was entirely unintended. I got up early, walked with Tilly, then came back to the studio and wrote a post about thoughts I'd had out in the woods. But as I finished, everything... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Above: "Harder to Hear" from Romantica, a country, roots, and gospel band from Minneapolis, fronted by Irish singer-songwriter Ben Kyle. Below: "Something to Believe In" by King Creosote (Kenny Anderson), a singer-songwriter from Fife, Scotland. A Above: "Seven Notes" by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Fridays are my day for re-visiting posts from the Myth & Moor archives. This one comes from a quiet morning at the cusp of spring two years ago. Today, a misty moorland hillside and a passage taken from "Testimony Against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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It's Day 3 of my cold, and though it seems ridiculous that something as simple as a cold is keeping me out of the studio (especially since I regularly keep working despite more serious health issues), this one seems to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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It's Day 2 of my cold, and though it's only a cold (not the medical condition I often wrestle with, don't worry), it's got me too fuzzy-headed to read, or write, or do much of anything at all that requires... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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I woke up with a bad cold this morning, so I'm afraid there's no post today. I hope to be back in the studio tomorrow as I've Got a Lot to Do. Fingers and bunny paws crossed. "As far as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Two years ago, The Houses of Parliament's 2015 Anniversaries Programme commissioned the English Folk Dance & Song Society to come up with a project to celebrate 800 years of British democracy. That project was Sweet Liberties, an evening of folk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Myth & Moor
Yep, my design, coding, etc. No one has worked on it but me; which is precisely why it took so long. There's a limit to what the Typepad blogging platform allows you to do (compared to Word Press, etc.), but since I like Typepad overall, and have used it for years, I just had to find my way around its design limitations, and find ways to make it work for me...despite having only very basic coding skills. Many thanks, by the way, to Midori Snyder for teaching me the wee bit of coding & web design I know, back in our JoMA days. (Unlike me, she's an expert.)
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I'm feeling quite overwhelmed by the kindness of all the comments here. Thank you all so very, very much. My heart is bursting. In a good way, I mean.
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"[W]e have, each of us, a story that is uniquely ours, a narrative arc that we can walk with purpose once we figure out what it is. It's the opposite to living our lives episodically, where each day is only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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I feel so much gratitude towards you all for these thoughts, these poems, and for reaching out during hard times. Yesterday was for grieving...but today is for getting back into the Good Fight. So glad to have such companions.
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I believe in this completely. Thank you.
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Yep, time to get to work!
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Lovely. Thank you.
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Sending you healing from Dartmoor, Phyllis. And to all who need it today.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2017 on The walk off the cliff... at Myth & Moor
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Oh, so beautiful, Wendy. I feel so blessed by your poems, your ability to get right to the heart of the matter. Thank you, once again, dear lady.
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