Seeking and Finding

April - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Little Clockwork Bird

I’ve mentioned my mom several times so far, but I’ve really never written much about her and what she was really like. Both of my parents were a bit of a mystery to me as I was growing up. I didn’t know a lot about their lives before I was born, and this void of […]

Prayer for Rain

October - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 25

After the Autumnal New Year, the Wanderlores do what they do best—they travel. There are several times of the year where this “traveling” takes place, usually during the change of seasons. These journeys are more intense than regular vacationing or site-seeing for they are based on ritual, and there are a lot of different formalities […]

Green Space

Green Space

Sometimes society enters a phase where it seems that no one can see eye to eye. I believe that this occurs most often in societies where the mythos of the culture becomes a sacred text that cannot be deviated from. Those who want change are accused of sacrilege. Those who wish for things to stay […]

Wheel of Life

September - Creators Realm - Jelly 20

It’s best to think of life’s journey not so much as a straight line filled with the milestones of accomplishments, but as a spiral where each year brings you back to the place where you have been before, granting another chance to connect to your soul’s mission. Of course, this only makes sense if you […]

Strangers in a Strange Land

September - Creators Realm - Jelly 18

If you know anything of my early years in the Icon Worlds, you would understand why I’m drawn to the Bohemian aesthetic. Both my mom and my sister Poppy were Wanderlores by tradition meaning they lived their lives according to the rituals required of active members of the Tribe*. Despite the Wanderlores proclivity for living […]

Wanderlores New Year

September - Wanderlore Grove - Icon Realm - Jelly 13

The New Year for many Wanderlores is most often marked at the time of the Apple Harvest. The Eternal Clock by which they make their calculations is not quite in sync with the dates set by the SolLuna calendar used by those in the icon worlds. Thus, the new year’s celebration either bids farewell to […]

Stardust Souls

April - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 23

Some believe we are made of stardust. Others believe we are souls captured in a divinely crafted body. Either way, many of us live unfulfilling lives. I believe this happens when we allow society to dictate our priorities and measures of success. This is where the rat in a wheel feeling comes from. Perhaps we […]

Dark Bard

April - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 23

In our realm, it was the Wanderlores who kept the realm in balance. It was through their rituals that nature could coexist with the virtual, that everyday wonders could flourish side by side with the Magic, that the dark could be at peace with the bright. My mother was a Wanderlore. My sister, Poppy, was […]

The Wanderlores

The Wanderlores

The Wanderlores have a secret. The secret was even secret from me until I formally joined my mother’s clan when I was seventeen. The secret has to do with the names the Wanderlores call themselves, as well as the nomenclature they use to describe the sacred spaces they call home. The name Wanderlores refers to […]