Category Archives: transformation

Fanny’s Pearls

A brief memoir of a time with my grandmother brings to mind reflections upon our ancestral legacy and our personal evolution:

Fanny’s Pearls
Sifting through the costumes of her life
me, compelled by the beauty of the jewels, shiny, 
sparkly, round smooth surfaces, metallic clasps
Grandma Fanny and I sit on the bed, light streaming
through the West End window.
My fantasies of the jewels unfold
my fantasies of the future unfurl.
The atmosphere permeated by her memories,
 feelings. warmth and withholding, 
sadness and loss, freshness and decay,
innocent play, timid fear.
Don’t go there, don’t get 
swallowed by the pain.
Such a big task for such a little girl-
to buoy the sinking ship of the
remembered/forgotten past.
My innocence a shield 
against the drowning despair.
And here the pearls
shiny, creamy, glossy
new,  buoyant, transcendent,
The pearls guiding my path 
these many years later.
I marry a Pearl, 
become a Pearl,
and my life changes.
No longer sucked down by Fanny’s morose memories
the heavy legacies of Polish pogroms and lost loved ones.
Now, I find the luminous present, 
round moments strung together
as my husband cultivates his oysters-

A return to source.

Another Synchronicity

Last weekend I facilitated a Constellation workshop in New York City. No matter how many times I do this, I am always moved, touched, and ultimately awed by the divine grace that manifests in these sacred events. This occasion was no exception. A week prior, I had received a phone call from a young man… Continue Reading

2012 Blessings and Prophecies

Dearest friends, Some of you may be familiar with the myriad prophecies that have been forecast for this tumultuous year. Many cultures and their seers and prognosticators have forecast destruction and mayhem leading up to the 2012 winter solstice. Although many of these supposed prophecies have been debunked by modern science, there still remains the… Continue Reading