As many of you know, I have been working on my book, From 6 to 9 and Beyond: A Heroine's Journey for the past 3.5 years. It's been a humbling process and many of the erotic/archetypal themes I explored became lessons I had to learn in my own life. There were times when the worlds of art and reality blurred--perhaps to the frustration of many I loved. But for me, art is housed in the lived experiences carried by our bodies and storytelling is a direct vehicle for empathy and healing.
As I near the end of the editing process and move on to proofreading/design, I wanted to offer something special to whet your appetite. Since last November I have been writing a haiku a day. This practice has allowed me to tap into my creativity on a daily basis and stoke the fire needed to complete this project.
Today on Self-Love day, I offer you The Heart of Eros: A Collection of 100 Haikus. This is a first taste of From 6 to 9 and Beyond: A Heroine's Journey. While the haikus themselves do not appear in the book, they do focus on the feminine archetypes presented in From 6 to 9 and Beyond as well as explore a range of erotic themes, from jealousy, obsession & shadow to devotion, prayer & reverence. And, like the stories in the book, each one is inspired by my own lived experience. Read them aloud to yourself or with someone (or multiples someones) you love!
Click on the link below to be taken to the page where you can download the collection. I have posted it on my book's revamped website:
Thank you all again for the years of support and have a beautiful day of self-love!
"I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me." ~ Anais Nin