There’s courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-
open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp
compassion in this group? What’s the
use of old and frozen thought? I want
a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.
We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm
won’t do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.
From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks
Angela Mosley is an artist, writer, cook and photographer, delivering an incredibly succinct story of survival in her first book, The Mechanics of Seduction and Death. The Mechanics of Seduction and Death is her unique life’s perspective in three parts; a memoir, poetry & musing’s and lastly her photography.
While her story may seem tragic at first glance, her life perspective and direction is deepened with every heartbreaking event, turning tragedy into personal and spiritual growth, making it a point not to succumb to circumstances that were beyond her control. She is zealous about protecting innocence and sees beauty in the most unlikely of places.
Her first love is writing, creating her first poem at the age of ten and showcasing some extraordinary pieces in her book. Photography is her next love and she has become enamored with ambient night shooting of the moon and constellations. A bit wild, a bit funny and sometimes a bit sad; she is a well rounded soul with a powerful message of hope while seeking happiness in the face of tragedy. Angela is a research and information gatherer and writer with a love of life.
I’ve traversed this Universe with your soul in mind
I’ve felt your mouth firmly pressed, buried into mine
We’ve danced around a ring of fire
With wine soaked lips, our passion aspired
We breathe in dark places
Windblown souls with hollowed out faces
We know not of time
pictures by Angela Mosley