Belly of a Star

my practice of compassion

Meet Your Fellow Belly: About SAM


Sam is my pen name. In my published works I use my legal name Marcelle. (Mar-sell)

You can call me either. Or make up a name. Turnip is good. Or guacamole.

After a year of soul-searching through writing on my original blog Everyday Aspergers, I came to a fantastic self-realization that I am enough and everyone else is enough!

Through writing my truth, I experienced wonderful healings and was the receiver of remarkable support and love.

This blog, Belly of a Star, is the second-half of my journey. The first was the finding of self, so I could love self; the second the dissolving of self, so I can embrace the all. Here I will be serious, funny, quirky, and frankly un-wordly. And I will attempt to be authentic.

It’s a conundrum this life, and I have stopped searching for reasons and answers, and simply accepted I am not and I know not. I write because I have a burning passion to write. This blog is for me, in the sense that I feel release in having pulled out what is inside and seemingly poured through. And it is not for me, as I choose not to gain anything from this except the journey itself.

When I am reading and writing, like most of my day, I am practicing mindfulness, loving-kindness, compassion, and understanding. I continue to grow in my love for this life and all that is a part of my world I can comprehend and that I cannot comprehend.

I am ever so thankful for the beautiful people I met during my Everyday blogging and will never be able to express in words how their being-ness enabled me to be. They are, my found sisters and brothers, the essential key to my happiness. Bright stars filled with love.

If we are just meeting, I invite you to explore here, and/or my other blog. I really don’t know more than anyone—I know this though: my brain will explode if I don’t share. And that can get messy.

Your forever friend, from the day we met,


“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

~ Sergio Toporek


14 thoughts on “Meet Your Fellow Belly: About SAM

  1. Oh boy!! Now you got me re-interested in the question I asked my teacher years ago in college, the 1% of the colors on the electromagnetic spectrum that we actually see!! I asked him if there were other colors that our eyes could not see, and he was stumped! But he did mention radio waves. So now I’m again trying to understand the impossible…gotta see those COLORS!!!

  2. Congratulations and Blessings on your new blog dear Sam ~ This is exciting, I’m so happy for your new adventure!! Sea-Sister forever, RL

  3. love this and love your artwork and point of view. good luck with the new direction. we are all a work in progress.

  4. Looking forward to reading more of your new headspace and seeing where it leads all of us 🙂 On the note of colors, spectrums, and cones, have your read about the Mantis Shrimp? Pretty amazing and terrifying little guys they are 😛
    Loves from Miss Xeva and I 🙂

    • I have not. Oh, they sound fascinating. Isn’t our world amazing. My doggy says hello…..she soooo needs a bath. Hugs from the northwest. And thanks for the loves.. right back at ya. ❤

  5. Thanks, Sam, for the Sergio quote – love it.
    I will try to follow both blogs, but I am actually getting busy too and may miss some.
    Great idea – 2nd blog.

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  7. Thank you so much for changing my life in the most profound way. You showed me that I am not some defective creature. The world you have opened to me takes my breath away or should I say you have allowed me to finally take a deep, unlabored breath. Thank you for that lost puzzle piece!

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