Thursday, May 1, 2008

Why, yes, those are snakes

Bon called us medusas, transformed by our grief into creatures to be pitied, vilified, and, oftentimes, avoided. With snakes for hair, snakes that we carefully tuck away under our everyday hats. To fit into the world, to not stand out too much.

We take the hats off sometimes. On the blogs, when we are talking to each other, even when we are with some select others, who are not medusas themselves, but who, somehow, get it, who are not afraid of the snakes. Yet, most of the time, we cover up. We don't want to call attention to ourselves, we don't want to risk being hurt by the world that has no way of knowing.

Today, along with five remarkable women, Bon, Janis, Kate, Niobe, and Tash, women I would be honored to so much as play cards with, we are launching a new blog. Glow in the woods is a medusa refuge, a no hats sanctuary (hey, did I kill the metaphor yet? ahem, sorry about that), our place for sacred and profane.


There is a post up from each of us already, and more to come. You may have noticed a blidget in my sidebar showing the latest posts. Snazy, no? We are also slowly populating the site with other materials. There are pictures and bios, and an incipient article library, containing, for the time being, a greatly revised and expanded article on stopping lactation.

We are also giving out a pony to the first one hundred visitors. No, we are not. But come see us anyway.

11 comments:

Tash said...

Wait, PONY?? (dashes off)

loribeth said...

You can keep the pony, but I promise to come by later today to visit anyway. ; )

christina(apronstrings) said...

PONY!?! go you guys. i am off to visit...

thrice said...

Love the site. I want to congratulate you all on it, but it doesn't quite seem, like,the right thing to do. Y'know?

My Reality said...

You guys have done an amazing job with the site, I was just there. Can I exchange my pony for a new pot? I have had my eye on one for a while. . .

sweetsalty kate said...

I think what we need to do next for world domination is collaborate on a reversible t-shirt with our beloved medusa flame, and on one side text that says STAY THE HELL AWAT FROM ME and on the other side ASK ME ABOUT MY BABIES, flippable depending on our moods.

I'd wear that shirt out, I tell you. Damn handy, that would be. There I go talking like yoda again.

The Town Criers said...

The site you guys created is incredible. You've done a fantastic job.

Aurelia said...

It's a lovely site, congratulations.

Lori said...

I am very impressed.

(I think I'd prefer a snake to a pony, if you can swing that. Kind of puts a twist on the whole Locks of Love thing, huh?)

Amelie said...

This is a remarkable site. Like Thrice, I find it feels odd to congratulate you for this, but anyway, kudos. I'm very impressed.

Casey said...

Y'all have carved out a really nice place for yourselves.

Also, how did I never read Kate until now?