This book began in a simple way.  The poems began coming and as I wrote them I realized they were about valuing the ordinary life.  The life that happens at home and around the house. The life that follows its patterns through a year.  As I wrote and listened and valued, a discovery happened.  I learned grace can happen in an instant. In fact grace happens every instant.

Begin on a standing wave and follow hints of the mermaid flowing into winter, spring, summer, fall, and back to winter. Experience the light and colors of the seasons as they shape insights, feelings, and epiphanies.

Everyday Mermaid traces a journey in the waters of the soul. With language spare as bone, they reveal the daily appearances of insight and grace in a Woman’s life. Tuned to the large cycles and the body’s wisdom, from a woman with night visions and animal helpers, these poems leap from the ordinary to the extraordinary.”

— Gwynn O”Gara, Poet Laureate of Sonoma County