Darkly Devotions

Lyric prose meditations that play with elements from evangelical Christianity, Buddhism, yoga, reiki, Tarot and “weird voodoo shit.”

~by Cindy Clem



Today’s Passages:

From The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin

“Light is the left hand of darkness…how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself, Therem. Both and one. A shadow on snow.”

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”


An Exercise in Handedness:

Hold a different color crayon or marker in each hand. With your dominant hand, write questions that you then allow your non-dominant hand to answer with its different-colored marker. Benign questions (“What do I want for my birthday?”) or charged questions (“How did I feel about my father when I was four?”) will work.[1] Continue reading