anne russell
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firebird (fish nor fowl series)

The most evocative place is in between, in that place of tension between emotions, conceptions, groups of people, images. In almost any case if you look carefully and quietly, you will find relationships where, on the surface, none exist.

Fish nor Fowl is a series of musings on transition, change, and that feeling of not quite fitting in - being neither this nor that, neither fish nor fowl. When we're in that place, we can stay, or we can reach upward to transform that in-between pain into an entirely new way of being.

Firebird is also the Phoenix: sometimes the most destructive and agonizing times in our lives are those that lead to the greatest growth and change.

"We come. We go. And in between, we try to understand."
- rod steiger