No. 110

Gypsy Blood

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There’s a storm that’s been gathering in me — I’ve sensed it for some months. It’s come in small surges, receding each time. But that distance thunder has been there, and I’ve been counting the seconds between the lightning strikes and their snaps.

It wasn’t until last week that I was asked to stand still that the full rush came over me, and I felt it begin to move me.

The wind…it’s calling me. I hear my name carried on it, as it pushes me and knots my hair.

My gypsy blood is hot right now, and I need all of its magic. I need its electricity, its potency, its power.

New places are coming, but right now, all I know is the rain.

{photograph by Brent Thomson, used under Creative Commons license}

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

3 thoughts on “Gypsy Blood

  1. My sweet friend… it’s been far too long! We need to catch up so I can hear all about your upcoming adventures.

    Beautifully written, this.
    xo

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Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.