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Magic and the Merlin Archetype

I am five years old. I walk into the kitchen to find my mom, “Mom? If I told you I was magic, would you believe me?” With a smile and a soft chuckle, she replies,  “Magic? No. I wouldn’t believe you were magic.”  then turns back to what she is doing. I am heartbroken and […]

For whatever reason…

…this photograph really speaks to me.   As it came up in a slideshow I stumbled across, I had a strong emotional response to it and I’m not sure why. I love these timeworn finishes—the variations of earthy gray browns and slates against the light trim and stone facade in the background—so that explains part […]