I opted for the site name “wild orchids and summer rain” simply because I like the imagery it instills and the word ‘unraveling’ was already taken. : )

A few years ago I wrote a poem with that title on my way to a poetry reading at Saturn Series in NYC.  Simple words about a happy memory of my childhood.

Why blog? Why now? — All I know is I often have words in me, desiring to be expressed.  Sometimes it aches so much, I need to reveal them.

I want to write. To write openly, vulnerably, courageously — until my voice exposes itself the way I know it to be from the inside out.  Words are magical to me. They take us from the unmanifest to the manifest.