Aspen GainerIn the wild spaces. What does that mean? Why is it the name of this blog?

Simply, when I started this blog I was reading Women Who Run With Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

The book talks a lot about getting in touch with your own wildness–but not today’s frowned-upon, out-of-control definition of wildness. The book uses ‘wild’ in a way that is more secretive and untouched, the spaces that live within you that no one else knows and that maybe you don’t even know yet.

The phrase ‘in the wild spaces’ jumped into my head and here it will stay because I love the phrase. I love the idea  of sharing the thoughts, ideas and interests that collect and coalesce in the wild spaces of my mind.

So while this blog is about things that interest me, actual topics will vary as I jump from wild space to wild space and write about what new treasures I find there.

I hope you enjoy looking into these wild spaces, too.

–Aspen Gainer
Jan 2013



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  1. I finished reading “Women Who Run With the Wolves” in January after nursing it for several months…simply because I didn’t want it to end! Beautiful book indeed, and I’m excited it helped to grow the idea of your blog. That wild part in all of us, especially the neglected space in us women, is just waiting to be flamed. Along similar lines, you may enjoy “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Happy reading to you, and with your blog in mind, happy reading to me!

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