You look at night to the sky above and only see darkness. Your head filled with noise. Why even breathe. It is so easy to get lost, losing yourself in the world we live in today. It’s so easy to surrender to desperation. Disappearing in the darkness. The world has changed. Give way to someone … Continue reading Hope


Biological speaking an example is the butterfly. Evolve out of the caterpillar into a butterfly happens automatically, it’s a natural process. The caterpillar trusts in the power of nature, trusts her own instinct, and becomes a wonderful creature. Mythological speaking an example is Zeus, God of Ancient Greece, who transformed himself into a bull to seduce … Continue reading METAMORPHOSIS



Time Travel

Travel through time, wouldn’t it be marvelous? Back to the past and restore errors, a quick peek into the future to find out, if we humans still exist in fifty years. No longer have to wait until your loved one, family member; colleague awakes in a different time zone. However, making mistakes is important; without … Continue reading Time Travel


Seed, plant, fruit, seed Water, steam, rain, water Sun, Day, Moon, Night Circle of Life Seed, egg, fruit Baby, Child, Teenager Adult, Senior, Death Do you recognize that feeling during the day, you wish you could go back to bed and get up for a second time to start the day all over again? Maybe … Continue reading Reborn


Staring at the waves, inhaling the power of the see Walking through the forest, sensing the power of the trees Looking at the sky, watching the strengthening light of the moon Touching the ground, smelling the pureness of earth Nature all around us, Supernatural as She is. We are part of nature, can we be … Continue reading Supernatural


Did you know, if we humans hadn’t uncovered how to make a fire, we wouldn’t exist today? However, I strongly believe, if our ancestors didn’t possess a fire to even want to survive: a fire deep within to explore, to prosper, to follow their dreams…We wouldn’t be here either. Do you still have that fire … Continue reading Fire


Fairies are known as mythological creatures, as old gods (Celtics), in some religions they are similar to angels and in the Netherlands, someone who is called a fairy is a kind loving person. Did you know a Fairy is also a type of poetry? It consists of eleven words, starting with one word building up … Continue reading Fairy


Trust each other, not a simple task These days maybe too much to ask How can we trust another human being If misery is all we are seeing Trusting yourself, your gut feeling In our world that needs healing Requires to take down your mask To release vulnerability out of your flask The ghost of … Continue reading Trust

Winter Solstice

December, January, February. In the Netherlands, winter arrives and stay for at least these three months. Maybe you dreaded this season, like I did. The temperature falls, the days get shorter, the nights longer and the sun seems to disappear, as if she wants to hide for this dark period, just like most of us … Continue reading Winter Solstice

New Year’s Resolution

A whole new year ahead, for The Strix too, which means we will publish 24 compilations created by our core members. Some of us will be busy with achieving new year’s resolutions: for those occasions, we are grateful we can depend again on our art-friends. Zigyasa and Kashaf weren’t able to join us this time … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution


Escape into Fantasy Only option left to create a peaceful reality? ~ Patty W. ~ from Mimosa Pudica


In the Netherlands we have a quote “Spreken is zilver, zwijgen is goud”, translated it is: “Speaking is silver, silence is golden”. Yes, there are times you should think twice before you speak and the way you talk to someone, is also something to think about. However, I strongly believe – and I am certain … Continue reading Silence


In a world, in which even leaders are turning to manufactured evidence and try to sell that to us for the truth and/or try to convince us the truth is fake, I really feel we should address the importance of authenticity. Why is it, we feel we can’t be ourselves any longer; we became scared to be … Continue reading Authentic


Nurture ~ Mirrored Elfje Feed The earth Flora and Fauna All beautiful species within NURTURE All negativity with love Filter and absorb The rain Sprinkle ~ Patty W. ~ from Mimosa Pudica


This time the topic was chosen by John and I thought ‘Summer? Spring hasn’t even really started yet’. Then I realized, Summer did start in parts of the world already, as it also did where John lives. The Summer season may remind you of blue skies, with the sun shining bright, bringing warmth into your … Continue reading Summer


We human beings thrive better as part of a family by nature and nowadays a family can consist of just one person, a couple (regardless the gender), with or without children. Blood is thicker than water is said, when it comes down to family. Is it? The statistics regarding divorces, incest, domestic abuse, child abuse … Continue reading Family

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