Seven years ago today, I decided to try my hand at this then strange "new" medium. I didn't know how long I'd keep it up, nor could I have predicted the many wonderful ways it would change and enrich my life. This blog has brought me so many incredible friends and experiences -- and opportunities to take it from the digital to the material, via art shows I've curated, classes I've taught, lectures I've given, and articles I've been invited to write. It's led me to become the Associate Editor of Abraxas Esoteric Journal, and led me to a few other projects which I'll be announcing here soon. I'm excited to see what other adventures await. And I'm so very grateful to you for showing up - both here on the blog and in person. Thank you thank you THANK YOU. It means the world to me to have your interest and support.
It feels strange to be typing this now, from my couch in Brooklyn on a Monday, as Hurricane Sandy swirls closer. The wind is picking up, rain is coming down, and NYC has groaned to a stop. Observatory, the arts and events space I co-founded, is in Zone A - an evacuation area that's threatening to have a massive flood, thanks to its proximity to the infamous Gowanus Canal. Please send good thoughts that there won't be too much damage, and that our space will stay safe and dry. I'm currently still planning on leading my Samhain/All-Soul's ritual workshop there on Thursday, but will certainly keep you posted if that has to be canceled.
In the meantime, I feel fortunate to be home today with my darlings, both human and feline, rather than across the country as originally planned. Our fingers (and toes and eyelashes) are crossed, and our spirits are high. May everyone else on the east coast be so lucky.