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 deeply flawed and that so much is screwed up. I firmly believe that we do not have to avoid the messiness 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 it’s important, otherwise it’s all too easy to just give up.