I CAN TELL YOU I LOVED. I CAN TELL YOU I RIPPED THE SKY OUT BACKWARDS AND PLANTED LAVENDERS IN PLACE OF THE STARS. I CAN TELL YOU IF THIS UNIVERSE IS TRYING TO BREAK ME, I WILL NOT YIELD. — Venetta Octavia, “I AM MORE THAN ATLAS”, excerpt of my upcoming chapbook, tentatively titled “Oculus”
Everything is empty, everything is a deception, except this infinite sky. There is nothing, nothing except that. But there’s not even that: there is nothing but silence, tranquillity. - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Millions of stars erupt in the night sky over Mount Rainier National Park, creating this dazzling pic of the Milky Way and Washington’s iconic mountain. Photo courtesy of Kevin Shearer. — with KDS Photography at Mount Rainier National Park.
Always, a shift in awareness includes a period of isolation and loneliness as one gets accustomed to the new level of truth. And then always, new companions are found. No one is left alone for long....Caroline Myss