Wow! What a year it has been. I knew my life would change when I began the practicum for Marriage and Family Therapy and accepted the promotion at work to Substance Abuse Counselor the same week. I didn't know that I would scarcely have time to breath, that I would counsel my first transgender client, that I would love and play and work this hard. And in the midst of it all, we started our small business Designs by Dreamweaver. We attended about a dozen festivals, sold almost everything we made, and still had to have a little help to make ends meet. Nevertheless, I'm preparing for the licensure exam at the end of the month, followed by our last festival. I feel like I have been tempered by fire.
Hopefully, once the licensure exam is completed, I'll have time this winter for more reflection, journaling and introspection. And reading everyone else's thoughts, too.
For my grandchildren Beauty, Wisdom, and the youngest two
May this candle burn for you four, until prejudice yields and the pain of family history ceases to separate us.
Lesbians are those women who fall in love with tomboys. Marivic Desquitado
Cast of Characters
Heroine of this drama: DreamWeaver DreamWeaver's Partner: Cameron
Family Beauty: Granddaughter Cat: Daughter of the Heart
Defender: Baby sister-of-the-heart
The Enlightened One: Youngest Son The Fiber Geek: Bestest Friend and Sister of the Little Raven: God-son Heart Marine: Eldest Son Patience: Eldest Son's Wife Scientist: Youngest Son's Wife Wisdom: Grandson Family of Choice Christian Mystic: Really Eclectic Friend Back Porch Priestess: Soul Sister and Mentor Butterfly: Warrior Priestess' Daughter
Earth Child: Beloved Friend Hermit: Eclectic Friend Luna: Priestess of First Degree Misbehavin': Former Roommate Star Child: Cameron's Childhood Friend The Skeptic: Cameron's College Friend True Heart: Brother of the Heart Truth Teller: Husband of Warrior Priestess Warrior Priestess: Priestess Present at all Three Initations