Please welcome back writer Sara Collie. Sara won our “Birds” essay contest last summer with “Field Notes from When the World Was Ending” and her luminous essays, photos and stories have been published in Synkroniciti many times (2:3, 2:4, 3:1, 3:2, 3:3 and 4:1). She returns in the “Ritual” issue with “Plant(s) Matter,” a wonderful piece about how plants and nature can show us how to get through winter in our lives. Sara’s vulnerability and her clear-eyed strategies for life and creativity for those with seasonal affective disorder or any form of depression are priceless and useful, and her writing sparkles with delight.
Read this practical and magical guide to surviving winter in Synkroniciti’s “Ritual” issue, Vol. 4, No. 1, available now. Subscribe or purchase the individual issue here.
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 www.saracollie.wordpress.com.