Category Archives: The Gossamer Thread

Prayers for Japan

As the devastating news and images of the earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear threat circulate the globe, raising panic and fear throughout the world, I think about the important messages contained in my novel, The Gossamer Thread. In the following … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

unus mundus

Yesterday on my way home from driving my son to Sunday school, I was thinking about the character Feather in my novel The Gossamer Thread. As I turned the corner and pulled onto my street I saw the above image … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Jung, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

“beautiful things are transitory and fine times never last long”…

Like the Herman Hesse quote above suggests, everything one witnesses, touches, creates or takes part in…is only…temporary. The intricate pattern on a luscious leaf has a short life span before its edges harden, it turns colors and it falls to … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Psychology, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , | 2 Comments

it’s the barks that one day we will miss most…

Wherever I go, she goes — her golden eyes tracking mine with supreme adoration and never-ending worship. Her name is Talula. Weighing in at ninety pounds, she curls her body into a tightly wound ball, sleeping between my husband and … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Psychology, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

empty space

A baby cries. Her busy mother is unable to pick her up – right away. The cry intensifies. It fills the empty space around the infant with a pressing urgency. The mother rushes to finish her chores. The baby whales … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Psychology, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

What makes a relationship sustainable, connected and enjoyable?

illustration from Soul Mates (www.jennisart.com) I have been seeing couples for over fifteen years in my private practice, the Center for Creative Psychology. During our first session, all couples sit on opposite sides of my couch, their arms crossed, their … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Soul Mates, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

the smallest of creatures

The other day while taking a shower I noticed a small black spider hiding behind the calking, struggling to survive. Any slight splash would end his brief existence, pushing his ever so slight legs into the strong surge of water … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Nature, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Race of Innocence

The other day my five year old asked why different people have different colored skin. Ready to give my best answer to this innocent question, she followed by asking, “Why aren’t people’s skin blue, green, purple or red?” Her comment … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, Psychology, The Gossamer Thread, The Race of Innocence | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Race of Innocence

A party for your angels

A few days ago an old client called inviting me to a unique party that she was having for all of the ‘angels’ who had affected her life. She had contacted a handful of people who, over the years had … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Dr. Jenni, Little Balls Can Fly, Psychology, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A party for your angels

What memories will you leave behind?

Many years ago I had a next door neighbor who lived in the apartment next to mine in Beverly Hills. She was an elderly woman (a.k.a Rosie) who never had any visitors. She had no children, no pets and as … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Jenni, The Gossamer Thread | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on What memories will you leave behind?