"So many of our everyday experiences appear unremarkable until and unless we choose to be present to them—to wonder, to explore, to allow ourselves to look more deeply at the figures within the stories. It is in this act of careful regard that something else appears, that a tear in the fabric of the world, the normal world, opens. It is through this portal that we find illumination and sometimes transformation. Upon entering this soulful place, a place full of souls, the multitude of figures within our literal and imaginal stories, including our cultural and individual dreams, become enlivened." _Mary Harrell
from Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life: Stories from the World Between Matter and Mind, Chiron Publications.