Meet the Muses: Vervain

Vervain @vervainandtheroses
Photo by Jennifer Cote

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”― Roald Dahl

I came here to create and hold the space in which those who are ready can face the tragedy in their truth with compassion, bravery, and faith in the beauty, magic, and goodness now and yet to come.

I hold the space in which people can feel safe to decide for themselves that all the beauty of this world is worth living for and contributing to in spite of the undeniable tragedy of material existence.

The pain of being separate from others (both at the individual level and the cultural level) is no joke. We are all striving to be understood, and ideally, also therefore to understand, but we can never truly see through another’s eyes. The pain of not being able to fix everything, not being able to be everything to everyone, is real.

We are so powerful as individuals, and we are so much more powerful together, but we can only build things together on top of a firm foundation of trust, which only comes from a mutual and immovable commitment to the truth.

I truly believe there is magic and beauty to be found everywhere, even and perhaps especially in the most tragic of places, but it does no good to hide or ignore the tragedy and pull a painted screen of false beauty over it. What’s real IS beautiful… because it is real and exists IN SPITE of the tragedy of existence.

Truth tempered with compassion

Compassion tempered with truth

You have to face the tragedy head on to really appreciate the beauty.

See both sides of the story.


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