I’m an essayist and creative non-fiction writer in New York City interested in writing about relationships, the surprising things life teaches us and, as a former hairdresser, the connection between appearance and identity. Transformation of any kind fascinates me.
On my last milestone birthday a friend asked me what I envisioned for my next decade. In the past I might have given a list – write another book, travel to Japan, become a grandmother. Those things are desires and may or may not happen. If I’ve learned anything from my life, it is that you never know what time can bring. If you had told me ten years ago that I would lose my mother, retire from hairdressing, move to New York City, marry a wonderful man and write a memoir – I would have laughed at this far-fetched fantasy. Yet, here I am. Life’s journey for the seeker in all of us is captured so eloquently by this translated quote from Rainer Maria Rilke:
“Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”