Once upon a time, not so long ago, I gathered all my courage and registered for a writing retreat, “Fairy Tales in the Hut of the Hag.” The brochure promised that we would explore our matricentric heritage through our own personal mythic structure. Matricentric? Hag? Although the language deeply resonated with me, traveling across the continent to a Victorian seaport beyond Seattle and Olympia National Park was, indeed, a challenge.
However, once I arrived at that Victorian seaport nestled in a forest of cedar and fir, I fell under a spell of creativity.
This is where Dark and Light, A Fairy Tale was created… Surrounded by a ring of bright water and framed by snow-capped mountains, I entered into the Hut of the Hag and emerged with the bare bones of what would be a fairy tale.
As with many a fairy tale, it was read by the old ones to the young, until one day—perhaps it was the Hag—a voice insisted that the tale must be told in the voices of Lucina and Goldie and…, well, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself.
And so it was….
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