Tag Archives: Marriage

To eleven years together: “Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane”


“Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane” or so go the words from the poet Hafiz. I’ve been clinging to that mane – whipping in the wind it often seems – for eleven years now. Actually, it has been … Continue reading

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Ten Years, Ten Moments: Hacivad Bey Speaks


Today, Hacivad Bey poked his head around the corner of my living room and inquired about my well-being.  “It’s been a long time, M’lady, since you’ve let us come out and play!”  Sighing, I responded, “Indeed, Hacivad Bey, it has. … Continue reading

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Perihan Hanim speaks: On the limits of sharing


Perihan Hanım, my fairy Godmother puppet paid an unusual visit to me tonight. You may recall meeting her, several months ago, in this post.  I found her on my shoulder, stroking my hair and watching over my shoulder as I … Continue reading

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