Hello! I’m glad you’ve stopped by. You probably want to know what you’ll be in for before you decide to stick around, so here’s a sneak peek.

I post a lot of poetry. I use it as a way of gathering scattered thoughts; sometimes in an attempt to make sense of senseless things – other times merely to capture the wonder of a passing moment. However, if poetry isn’t your cup of tea, I also write the occasional short story or fictional sketch.

What’s with the name?

Well, ever since I began writing as a little girl, I have tried to encapsulate joy and beauty without denying the fact that our world is seriously screwed up. I believe that we don’t have to avoid the flaws to make something beautiful. Read more about why I chose this name.

Don’t get me wrong, I can be as cynical as anybody. So in a sense, this blog is about my struggle to recognize good where none seems to exist, and to find ways of expressing it honestly. I long to uncover glimpses of hope. And when I do, I just have to write about it. Yes, most of the time this is frustratingly, wretchedly hard. But I know that if I stopped looking for signs of God’s redemptive work it would be way too easy to just give up.

Thanks for reading this – I hope you’ll stay around. While you’re here, why not check out this recommended post, Religion is a lie?  Or, find out more about me.

~ Ilana


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