Red Tent Living

reframing femininity



A Woman’s Perspective

“Ugliness in nature can in art become full of great beauty. In art, only that which has character is beautiful. Character is the essential truth of any natural object.” – Auguste Rodin

I love this place. Hopes, dreams, struggles and sorrows, strewn about the walls telling stories of forever. Continue reading “A Woman’s Perspective”


Invisibility. I have a love/hate relationship with that word. Continue reading “Invisibility”

Bridal Shoes

The swell of emotion took me by surprise. A mix of joy, anticipation, and sorrow was a familiar yet distant memory provoked by the simplest object — shoes. Continue reading “Bridal Shoes”

Present Company Not Excluded

Hello everyone! It looks as if most of you are here so I would like to go ahead and get started.  Thank you for gathering on such short notice. Continue reading “Present Company Not Excluded”

To Be Seen

When I was in high school, I walked a tightrope of friendship and romance with a boy I had known since Kindergarten. Continue reading “To Be Seen”

Blessing and Release

“Mom, can you help me find the picture of me in my pink princess dress?” I knew the exact dress Tori was speaking of. Continue reading “Blessing and Release”

Last Words

“I’m going to get off the phone now.”

“Mom, tell me you love me.”

“I love you honey.”

“OK mom, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”

“OK, goodbye.” Continue reading “Last Words”

New Endings

In general, I like beginnings more than endings—especially for movies, books, yard work, warm weather, holidays, and pretty much everything (except for running and going to the dentist). Endings can feel too final for me. Continue reading “New Endings”

Thoughts on Leaving and Blessing and Endings

Last week I was talking with our daughter, Katie, about my desires for Mother’s Day. I made a remark about planning to ask our son, Tim, if he could be here for at least part of the day as it was ‘the last Mother’s Day.’ Continue reading “Thoughts on Leaving and Blessing and Endings”

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