This week’s member inducted into The Oucast’s Bloghouse is the venerable, heavy-hitter (and I mean that for the sheer number of impressive book titles under her belt) – D Wallace Peach.
D, like many of us, found her way to writing only after questioning all the other ‘things’ that generally get in the way of writing.
“I love to write. It’s a luxury I never expected I’d have time for – life got in the way. You know how that goes – kids, work, chores… sleep. I worked for 18 years in business where amassing coin was the all-consuming objective. It required huge amounts of time and mental energy. And for me personally, it was soul-slaying.
Then on September 11, 2001 two planes flew into the World Trade Center. I was working in Connecticut, about 2 hours from ground zero, and remember sitting in a conference room, watching the second tower fall. That tragedy initiated a process of redefinition for me, an evaluation of what was vital and important. Life felt short and precarious, and I started to wonder if it was time to do something that actually mattered.”
– D Wallace Peach
D went on after that soul-searching epiphany to return to school and come out with a Masters in Counselling. D plied her trade and helped families and children across Vermont, and learned a lot about humanity and –
“how the power of relationship, in all its myriad forms, can change the world. In Myths of the Mirror it is called the Belonging.”
– D Wallace Peach
D’s most wonderful-sounding husband encouraged her to explore ‘the Belonging’ and D broke away from work to write, and in her words, “Myths of the Mirror poured onto the keyboard.”
A wise, generous soul, I dub D Wallace Peach, a member of the Outcast’s Bloghouse and Most Senior Ranking Wizard-Writer and Deep Thinker.