Featured Artist: Sara Collie

Synkroniciti is enchanted to welcome back writer Sara Collie with Field Notes from when the World was Ending, which won our essay contest at the end of July. This essay is a meditative reflection on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and how nature, manifest especially through birds, sustains and teaches us in times of fear and uncertainty. Beautifully clear and musical, Sara’s writing is, as usual, balm for the soul.

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Sara Collie is a writer, language tutor and wandering soul living in Cambridge, England. She has a PhD in Contemporary French Literature and loves playing with words, gardening, wild swimming and walking in the mountains. Her writing explores the wild, uncertain spaces of nature, the ups and downs of mental health, and the mysteries of the creative process. Her poetry and prose have appeared in various online and print anthologies. She is currently writing a memoir about her experiences hiking across the Pyrenees.

You can find links to her writing at http://www.saracollie.wordpress.com.

For a limited time, you can read her previous essay, How to Pitch a Home, which was published in our last issue, “home.” That issue is still available for purchase here.

You can also enjoy this luscious videopoem written and read by Sara Collie. It’s part of a new anthology, The Ocean Waves.


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