Stacy Selby
A Journal of Being
Created 03 Sep 2020
  • Parallel Worlds are Not Separate From Us.
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    If you can afford to become a paying subscriber to this little newsletter, please do. If not, please consider sharing it. It really does make an impact. Subscribe now I am farm-sitting on Bainbridge I...
  • How Many of Us Have Eating Disorders?
    12 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    This week’s essay contains lots of talk about eating disorders, and could be triggering/activating for some. If you enjoy the newsletter, please consider becoming a paid subscriber and/or sharing it i...
  • When Your Mother Kills Herself, You Learn a Few Things
    07 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    This essay contains triggering material. Read at your own risk, and with your personal discretion. In the physical/spiritual/emotional space surrounding me, surrounding my life, there is an open windo...
  • On Being a Junkie
    05 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 1
    If this essay resonates with you, please share it. Share I remember once, in a broken-down house in rural Oregon, aiming a disposable camera and snapping a picture of a friend who’d come over to visit...
  • I Contain Multitudes
    29 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 2
    This is the first missive of Hermitage. You can read or listen to this newsletter (or both). If you enjoy it, please (please) share it on social media, send it to a friend, or become a paying subscrib...
  • Vellichor // Three // Letters
    23 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    French Rose and Dwarf Nasturtium from Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta or The Model Book of Calligraphy (1561–1596) by Georg Bocskay and Joris Hoefnagel. Original from The Getty. My grandmother used to wr...
  • Vellichor // Two // Alignment
    17 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Preface: it’s my birthday next week. I am humbly asking that you share this newsletter, give a gift subscription, or become a paying subscriber and support my work. I am so grateful to have you as a r...
  • Wednesday Writing Notes
    11 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 4
    Years ago I was staying in a mud hut in the Nepali jungle. In the morning I woke up to the sounds of chickens calling and the effervescent hum of the cicadas which in undulating waves throughout the d...
  • Vellichor // One
    08 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 1 1
    It will rain tonight. Through my window, which overlooks Puget Sound, city lights reflect murky and dull on the undersides of the newly arrived clouds. Somehow I have become someone who loves rain, an...
  • Smultronställe, a Transformation
    05 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    I started Gathering in October 2020 after deciding to take a months-long social media hiatus. First I posted little musings, and then I began writing about being away from social media. Socially Awkwa...
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