The Dryad

There is a tree that has the shape of a woman. I park under her on days I have to work. Every time I see her, I feel like I’m in the presence of some ancient noble fertility/nature goddess. Her trunk flares out with the intimation of childbearing hips. Her branches are flung like out spread arms and also like a crown of wisdom. Her roots must dig deep for her to be so tall, but none of them are visible above the earth where she stands.

I wonder if she’s lonely. There are other trees not far, but none of them seem inhabited. I wonder who she whispers to late at night as the wind passes along her messages. Does she command the raven that sits with her by day? What would she bid him do for her? Perhaps he tells her stories of what she cannot know. Though her roots keep her strong, they are also trapping her. She is bound to this spot for all of her days. She can only moderately improve her view by growing taller. So, the Raven must give her some comfort with his company.


Don’t Pressure me!

I’ve long thought of myself as a feminist, but with the recent developments in “feminism,” I’m not the most comfortable with that label anymore. I believe in equality for everyone. I believe that is what feminism is about. I also believe that the trend in the mainstream movement is straying from that core value. That’s another story for another day however. Today I wanted to talk about my name.

It’s my name. I’ll do what I want.

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Babe, I bought a blog….

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I’m a newlywed. We’re supposed to have joint money, but we’re still working on that. Mostly, I’m the one not adjusting. I was single for sooooo long; I’m used to buying whatever I want when I want it (provided I have the funds.) That is actually why he’s the one who is better suited to be “Master of Coin.” I’m also newly diagnosed with ADD, OCD, and have the occasional panic attack. I’m in my 30’s and am still not sure what I’m doing with my life. It feels like it has only just begun. I’m still trying to figure this out! My checklist is certainly not anywhere near complete.

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