The Sleeping Serpent

The Sleeping Serpent

Luna Saint Claire

Luna Saint Claire is a costume designer and author residing in Los Angeles with her husband, a philosophy professor. She loves Indie music, has an eclectic bohemian style, and studied ballet in her youth.  Her part Native American heritage informs her work as a designer and influences her storytelling.  

Personal note from author Luna Saint Claire on writing, The Sleeping Serpent

I love reading the novels of Haruki Murakami. So when I saw this quote from Kafka on the Shore I had to post it here. 

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami from Kafka on the Shore.

Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provoked a storm that shattered her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth. The storm didn’t blow in from the outside. She was the storm. It’s turbulence within her, forcing her to confront the darkness, uncovering her secrets and her pain. 

Suffering a violent, metaphysical personal storm is the precursor to transformation. Once the storm clears, the air is sweeter, the light brighter, and life is richer. Each storm makes us stronger and wiser, and causes us to question who we are and what we truly want.