Category Archives: Inspiration

March 01

“The moon on a string.”

My moon on a silver string. Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. “Oh look Johanna, a star, A shooting start!” 10 years ago today I was involved in the greatest theatrical experience of my life to date. Steven Sondheim’s gothic masterpiece of musical theatre ‘Sweeney Todd – the Daemon Barber of Fleet Street at the Concordia Theatre, […]

February 10

“I’m the witch. You’re the world!”

INSPIRATION:ANGELA CARTER THE “THE HIGH SORCERESS, AND BENEVOLENT WITCH QUEEN OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.” “OK, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So fucking what?” Angela Carter. My favorite author and one of my most treasured storytellers – she always delights me with her fierce, witty, gothic, jaunty tales – in her short stories, and novels are […]

January 03

Thought for the Day : We are Stardust, on the shores of a cosmic ocean. Carl Sagan

Star Stuff “The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can because the #cosmos is […]

January 01

“You see your gypsy…”

Inspiration : Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston on Vinyl (1980) “Lightening strikes maybe once maybe twice…” When I think about most Fleetwood Mac songs, and Stevie Nicks’s voice in particular, my mind’s eye conjures windswept swaths of gauzy linen and the black-smoke arabesques of a snuffed candle. It’s heady, spellbinding, lyrical haunting poetry, and it […]

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