“At every moment of our lives,
we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”
― Paulo Coelho
I’ve never lost a glass slipper, but I have learned to let my hair down. I have threaded my toes through salty sea and ebony sky. In 1990, I painted my own darkness, and called it ever after. I once owned a pair of boots a man of questionable character called “cockroach killers.” In the new millennium, I traded my high heels for flip-flops and blue baby booties. I know now: Prince Charming is a kind man with deep lake eyes. Barefoot is the new black. Stars are the answer to wishes.
A black bird caws
his morning song to rising sun,
splits the sky in two.
Oh, hai. Happy Monday.
We’ve got haibuns in the oven again over at dVerse today, with Grace.