Something new and different to transform the moment

"Through the Looking Glass" by Tamara Magnitsky
“Through the Looking Glass” by Tamara Magnitsky


Welcome to creativity week!! As we get started, let’s pause to recognize the most creative of relationships:


“Co-creation” by January Handl

My children birthed me

Many times through our time together,

We have labored over

Our relationship

Our independence

Our interlocked destinies

We have adventured as “family”

Fought as friends do, with

Our least selves held in honor

At some core level

While our higher selves

Offered bridges of joy

And reflections of gratitude

Side-splitting times of laughter

Silent understandings,

And connected times of sorrow

They have offered me opportunity

To parent myself again

As I witnessed my wounds and worries,

Flaws and failings

Through the interchange of our love

And deeply realized my strengths and offerings,

Gifts and passions

Through the memories we have

made with each other

After 50 plus years on the planet,

I am more deeply realized,

knowing more surely the most hidden parts of

My existence

The most vulnerable aspects of human life

The greatest possibilities of being-ness-

Through this one role:

It is the richest vein of learning

The single most channel of wealth

I have experienced:

Through the tunnel, river, canyon, ocean, sky

called “mother”

Tamara finds creativity “through the looking glass” and with her marvelous eye capable of seeing more than I ever would. January celebrates the opportunity and pure creativity we have in our core relationships. Creativity is always a magical offering, waiting quietly in our day to day meanderings ready to offer something new and different to transform the moment.

CREATIVITY – The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.

How will you use the magic this week?


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

Tamara Magnitsky, a child of the wild blue yonder,
has been an ardent student and advocate for poetry, photography and excellence in general.
She is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a beloved wife.
She can be found most days.

Bio written by Cary Brosius ~Tamara’s husband  🙂


January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently the Director/head teacher at Gazebo Park School, and lives at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. She lives simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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