“NEQUEO” Latin: I am unable
Crystal’s early life was forged through the inculcation of familial tempest, where she sought refuge from the storm inside a protracted solitude of thought and imagination. Here her comfortable silence of expression was born, her voicelessness. In this quiescence her eyes would learn to speak. These quiet, early days were the nascent development of her first languages: music, poetry and metaphor.
Imagination has always brought meaning to a world that didn’t always make sense with its inevitable rejections and subterfuges. Like a vine, she redressed her corner of creation with the unrelenting need to express outwardly what was loved inwardly. Articulated imagination provoked her senses to add a color to the environment that was missing, a color that lived within her soul: NARNIA.
This kinetic yearning compelled her into the field of clinical therapy where she found the unlikely healing for herself in the exercise of helping others. In these last several years as a therapist, she has witnessed the many colors of her clients as they too have desired to add their color to the spectrum of this world. For those who hold a color not yet recognized, she takes this subsequent venture into writing.