The Centre Won’t Hold Still


“”I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.”
— J.D. Salinger


For years I’ve spoken about feeling myself at the crossroads unable to choose a direction yet gaining ever increasing ability to see down each possibility and discover more. Yet crossroads change with time and anyone who has believed that centres have stability have never spent much time observing spiders. More and more I find myself craving direction and so I will let my old crossroads dissolve and learn a new way. Eventually I may find that I need more possibilities again and thus erect a new crossroads wherever I am but now I’ll follow the road to the left and see what lies within the setting sun.
Blessings, G


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A Burning PlaceA Burning Place by G A Rosenberg


Villain of the PieceVillain of the Piece by G A Rosenberg


Night’s Crossroads


“The darkness is your mother; she behooves reverence, since the mother is dangerous. She has power over you, since she gave birth to you. Honor the darkness as the light, and you will illumine your darkness.”
— Carl Gustav Jung


Night moves in the crossroads
The past day meets the future at midnight
bringing the sounds of unknown danger
Shadows move and blend with our own
Somewhere in the distance
lovers moan as their dance
reaches a new height.
Hecate has her tribute
as does Artemis.
I will let go of the past
but not its lessons
and meet the future without fear
but with respect as a new moment begins
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Jewelled Forest at NightJewelled Forests at Night by G A Rosenberg


Mating Rituals of Nether BeingsMating Rituals of Nether Beings by G A Rosenberg


At the Crossroads


…I see myself at crossroads in my life, mapless, lacking bits of knowledge – then, the Moon breaks through, lights up the path before me…”
― John Geddes


There is that in me that loves a crossroads. I salute Hecate, Papa Legba and Thoth and I enjoy the moment of possibilities when all roads that can be seen are equally possible. True, there is a decision called for each time we arrive yet there is always that moment to savour when all seem equally possible or impossible and all cry out “Choose me”. Yet when I look for quotes to share about the crossroads’ wonders, it seems that many see them as negative as if a decision was a frightening thing to make and choosing to not decide might make cowards of us all.
I will hang out at the crossroads at Twilight or Midnight and invoke my gods and goddesses. I will choose so that I may find the crossroads again and be open to new possibilities.
Blessings, G


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In Fevered Dreams they visitIn Fevered Dreams They Visit by G A Rosenberg


A Trident GateA Trident Gate by G A Rosenberg


A Spiritual Vagabond


The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.

Flannery O’Connor


I stand at the crossroads. Funny, how I never seem to go too far past. Perhaps I like bargains too much. Long ago I made a bargain to explore as many different paths as I could. The way that works out is that I choose a direction and I start moving. I scope out the terrain whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual in nature as I move. I talk to people walking in the same direction and learn what I can from them. I see as far ahead as I can, curious as to where the road will take me. I start getting a concept in mind and before I know it I am back again at that omnidirectional crossway. I may be a bit more knowledgeable and a bit more bruised but the experience has been gained. In the crossroads it may be quieter yet the possibilities are endless. Soon a path will call me. I’ll dust off my backpack and set off on a new adventure. How long does this take? It depends as the duration is one of understanding more than it is one of time. Thus I remain a spiritual vagabond.
Blessings, G


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Keepers of the FlameKeepers of the Flame by G A Rosenberg


Drawing In, Breathing OutDrawing In, Breathing Out by G A Rosenberg


In-Between Times, In-Between Places


“The crossroads is the place where all paths begin. Crossroads are primal places of passage, at which the axis that links the underworld with the upperworld intersects this transitionary world on which we walk. As with all areas of liminality, the crossroads is a place of physical and spiritual danger. here the wayfarer must decide on which direction he or she must take. The usual hard and fast distinction between the physical and the non-material worlds here appears less certain, and the chance of encountering something supernatural is more likely. in classical times, crossroads were sanctified with a herm, an image of Hermes, the god of traffic and trade. this mercurial deity, who indicates the right road and guides the traveler’s footsteps, was the generic of the particular spirit of each individual crossroads, places where magical changes can be enacted.”
— Nigel Pennick- The Eldritch World


I have always been a man of the crossroads. Like a spider in the centre of a web, I like looking at all the possible paths and seeing as far as I can down each of them. I wander a bit down each one before being pulled back to the centre. It is the in between spaces that I like the most. The best negotiations and trades can happen in the middle of different states of being as each one has something to contribute to the mixture. At dawn, you have night’s quiet mixed with the light of the coming day. At twilight, you have the shadows that stimulate the imagination as the day’s last works are completed.
You can find me wandering between the different periods of my life, past and possible future in my mind as my words and art seek to combine that which was and is and that which exists in a different realm.
Come to the centre of the web where the crossroads of myself and you meet and we can talk about how we can combine experience to become something greater than either was before we met.
Blessings, G


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Wandering PastWandering Through by G A Rosenberg


CimeiesCimeies by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – January 5 2013

“Magic lies in between things, between the day and the night, between yellow and blue, between any two things.”
— Charles de Lint


Live in the centre
All extremes lose their meanings
Perspective regained


I love in-between things. Dusk, Dawn, and noon and crossroads all enchant me. In between, life is neither like this or like that but partakes of something new totally its own.  If I had my way, I’d stay at the centre always and be able to partake of all things offered rather than choose one to the exclusion of all other. All of the above without being greedy will always be my choice.

Blessings, G


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Camp Site on an Alien World


Camp Out on an Alien World by G A Rosenberg
Purple - Blue0 Red CrossesSite-Seeing by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 4 2012

Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.”
― Miguel Ruiz


Can you see beauty in ugliness? Can you spot ugliness in beauty? How do you decide? Or perhaps it’s when.
Deciding is not wrong even if it means leaving objectivity behind. As a matter of fact, you’ve always had preferences, always decided. Only now perhaps you acknowledge that that is what you do. Creation is choice.And good things result when we create with love.


Time to leave crossroads
New balances made daily
My road has no end

Blessings, G


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Quotes of the Day – June 10 2012

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
― T.S. Eliot


“Healing for me is being able to sit next to the butcher and say ‘Yes, I’m sitting next to the butcher now,’ instead of saying ‘there is no butcher’.” 
― Tori Amos



Two very different quotes from T. S. Eliot and Tori Amos feels very appropriate to my evening. Mr. Eliot’s quote speaks of endings and beginnings and their interrelationship. After all every moment is the ending out our lives up to now and the beginning of what is to come.  As I have stated elsewhere I love crossroads and the thought that NOW is ever a crossroads becomes comforting to me. Always a new doorway beckons and the new universe next door is within reach. But then to bring in probably my third cliche in one paragraph (I don’t mind repeating cliches, most of them would not have become so without containing a modicum of wisdom) I get reminded that in order to truly begin anew I have to leave something behind.

Tori’s quote speaks of healing and naming our wounds for what they are. Acknowledging the butcher or the insecurities that keep us frozen in old patterns unable to move. Naming my wounds brings me one step closer to moving on. Mine of the evening are insecurity and lassitude. I need to give both up to go through the crossroads and find what I will.
Blessings, G


Play your cards right
she said
as she rode upon the wheel
and you may know


you spread them out before youfailing to see
the irony
of asking an outsider for insight…



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Karma by G A Rosenberg

Psyche by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 20 2012

“Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty”


Enter the secret place
that lies between my ears
I live at the crossroads
each moment being where past meets future
and here meets there
From here all choices are possible
possible? nay necessary
or perhaps inevitable


I’ve always loved the in-between places, the hallways where any door is open to choice and new ones appear as old ones close forever. Each doorway begins a journey. All I have to do is choose.
Blessings G

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Fire Works (Take Two) by G A Rosenberg

Floating Stars by G A Rosenberg

Angelic by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 13 2010

“You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.”

–Anthony Robbins

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Deus Ut Machina by G A Rosenberg