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Journaling. Now and in History.

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order. – Eudora Welty Why keep a diary? Ever since I read Julia Cameron’s book, Vein of Gold, I

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Roots of the Spirit, Charleston and Edisto Island

“Draw, preachuh, draw/ Draw roun’ duh haltuh/ Draw preachuh, draw/Draw til the break ob day.” – Draw Lebel, Shouting Spiritual Lyric sung on Edisto Island. (published in the book, The Carolina Low-Country, 1932) Charleston is nicknamed the Holy City. That

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Early Gravestone Art in Charleston

“Man can feel no religious awe more genuine and profound I believe, than the awe he feels when treading the ground where his ancestors – his roots – repose. – Nikos Kazantzakis The Circular Church, founded in 1681, has the

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The Circular Church

“When God inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, I (wisdom) was there.” – Proverbs 8:27 More about Circles. I am practically jumping with excitement over the book that arrived in today’s mail. It is called The Circular

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Remembering the Ancestors

“Memory is an act of redemption. What has been remembered has been saved from nothingness. What has been forgotten has been abandoned.” – John Berger, from About Looking My daughter asked me once, “Why are you so interested in the

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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