Category Archives: Enchantment

365, Day 100: Aurora

Again, the Moon. Today she is dancing with Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn. Changes the mood, don’t you think? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 99: The Moon

“Fears and anxieties, believing illusions, experiencing distortion and chasing after fantasy, dreams and visions, disorientation.” ~ Shadowscapes Tarot, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law Recurring theme, recurring image. One of the reasons I appreciate working with my Tarot cards and with images in … Continue reading

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365, Day 45: Signs of the Season

It’s interesting how something I’d never heard of ten months ago could so quickly come to define my sense of identity. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 40th Festival Season officially ended for me on July 3rd, the “end date” on … Continue reading

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Food for a Rambling Fancy

“One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.” ~Jane Austen I grew up in Texas so I did not grow up with a familiarity with snow. Living further north now for … Continue reading

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Fairy Dust

Fairy dust. Sometimes you have to look really, really close to see it… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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The Magic of Beauty

The Delmar Divide. One street in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, that serves as a symbol of the gulf between rich and poor, ostentatious affluence and abject poverty. South of Delmar there are mansions, gates and restricted access measures … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value, Part 3

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~ Aaron Rose       (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)  

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Structure & Space: Observation and Creativity

Nurturing the art and skill of observation can have a powerful effect on how we move through our lives. Learning to observe what is without believing in our thoughts and judgments about those observations is part of learning to become … Continue reading

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The Magic Lingers

For me, an important part of “re-enchanting” my life is reconnecting with what is. If I try to make changes without being clear about what is, I could get rid of something wonderful. I could even do harm. A big … Continue reading

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Hearts of Stone

“We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves…” (Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Book of Common Prayer) I can make it through the Nicene Creed just fine (and not because I agree with all of it) but that line from the … Continue reading

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