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Tag : Natalie Wiseman Wheeler

31 Mar 2017

Room 501: Love is a Contiuum

Preface This story is the result of trusting the writing process to unravel and explore some traumatic points in my life, occurring within about a 6 year span as a child.  When I began writing, I had no idea how much would be revealed to me along the way.  The personal struggles I address are shared by many and are very complex.  To write this story in a linear, straightforward way would seem like oversimplification given the swerving and circuitous […]

08 Mar 2017

Adventures in Cuba

          My father sent this letter to me on January 8, 2011.  What an incredibly generous offer coming from his big heart!  At the time, I was beyond preoccupied with my 2 and 3 year olds and battling some significant health issues.   I kept the note on my desk and in my free moments, I would read it and just dream about this future trip with my dad. Life continued to be busy and it always […]

23 Feb 2017

Between the Frames, Inside the Tracks

Between the Frames, Inside the Tracks Focused on light-beats between the frames Veiled in vain to disguise she’s still the same, yea though she’s ever changed While self-prescribed tracks are dosed by the singing stereo Echoing the vertigo traps of circular thoughts Warm hands and soft tears never rival robots Inside her there’s no game, just an animal finding the wild She slings her laughing lassos with static smiles, too blue to mock Never holding still for the darkness, looping […]

13 Feb 2017

“Little One”

“Night rise Like the evening prize In a turnstile backwards we fly Cold bones Tied together by Black ropes we pulled from a swing Little one Just a little way Today all of the dreams are waking Can’t stand on crooked legs I’m cross-eyed to the wall Will these harbor lights Satellites” -Beck, “Little One” Sea Change  

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Imperfect Offering

This series of photos was inspired by some of my all-time favorite song lyrics: “Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.” They are from Leonard Cohen’s beautifully haunting song “Anthem.”  These words have been a reminder and a source of strength for me many times in recent years.  Indeed, chasing perfection instead of embracing our flaws, would be misguided.  Our imperfect is what has immeasurable value and makes each of us like no […]