Category Archives: Spell Work

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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Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace

Do you want to help? Step away from the 24/7 cable orgy of “news”. Check it once a day (not before you go to bed). Then turn off the television, the radio, put away the paper and the “news” magazines…and … 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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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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Incantare

How do I break the spell of disenchantment that is so easy for me to fall under? As I go through my everyday- but particularly when I am going through a dark and unsettled time such as I am now- … Continue reading

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