Introducing Clare

Profile pictureMy name is Clare, and I am interested in Life.

Whatever is human, I find it fascinating, and want to understand it and feel with it. In over 2000 posts here since August 2011, I have written of- well, just look at my tag cloud: Dancing, David Cameron, Death, Delight, Desire…

The other compliment I treasure above all others is “You can seem serious, but underneath it all you are a joyful, playful child.”

I am transsexual, and most of my Google searches find me because of that, but I prefer writing of my encounters with strangers, or things I find beautiful: see all the Art here. I am on a spiritual quest:


Please comment. The best fun in this hobby is interacting.

Here I am, playing the piano. I also do comedy occasionally.

And- a video selfie, because still selfies are so last year:

222 thoughts on “Introducing Clare

  1. Hello, dear Clare!
    it’s good to know a person like you who is full of life. I ‘m also on spiritual pursuit 🙂
    I dare to ask, what do you think that the people who are full life go on the spiritual path or they are on the spiritual path that makes them full of life??

    I’m following you now 🙂

    love and light >3
    Vikram 🙂


  2. Hello Clare, I have been invited to share my thoughts on a blog and I wondered if you’d be interested, as well. Would it be possible for you to contact me at b……… If you are too busy, I will understand. 🙂


  3. I love piano music, and you share your talent beautifully. Oh what fun to just be Y-O-U. I have no idea what “normal” is and frankly, am thrilled the very meaning of the word itself is being challenged daily. In my opinion, you are a SUper Hero. You are making a difference .You’ve been blogging since 2011. Just think of all the people who can now make their own difference because of your courage and moxey!!!


  4. Wonderful site. I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately, so I’ll share here. I’m involved in a group of bloggers called 1000 Speaks for Compassion. We are getting ready to do a 30 Day Blessing Challenge, and a blogger in the group linked to your post for Metta Meditation. Because we’ll be using some of your ideas, I wanted to invite you to join us with this since you are already doing a lot of it anyway. The group is on Facebook, and I’ll be posting daily challenges and weekly blog prompts. The Facebook group is here… Thank you for all you’ve written. Great blog you got here.


    • Welcome, Michelle. Thank you for commenting, and thank you for your kind words. Er, actually, it was I who shared my own posts- I use my real name on fb, a pseudonym here because I am so open. I will have a look at your challenges.


  5. So…I was riveted by that video. You’re amazing! So glad to have found you in this here blogosphere. You just keep on being amazing. So nice to meet you and I look forward to many more wonderful posts and comments. 🙂


    • Thank you. And Welcome. Your mission statement-

      To live life with a sense of wonder, always seeking understanding, expressing it creatively, fostering communication, hope and love, and helping others to see their own light.

      is very beautiful. I am delighted you have found me.


  6. Clare, Please forgive me. I never looked at your whole site until now. I just thought you were a lesbian. What exactly does it mean that your transgender? I really don’t mean to be rude, but did you have the body of a man? And now you still want to be with women or are you looking for a man? Please forgive my confusion. I’ve spoken with you so many times over the years and I care about you. I can’t believe I didn’t know. Please forgive me, and if you are willing, I’d like to know about these questions if you would share.


    • Where to start? Yes, we have talked of faith, and personal development, and while a lot of my posts have been about transsexuality I write so many of them that only die-hard fans would have read half of them. What a thing to discover about someone!

      Physically I was a normal male. I now consider I was a passive, effeminate male- a pansy. It felt that I could express more of my personality more comfortably if I expressed myself as a woman, so in 2002 I transitioned. I changed my name, and while I had expressed myself female much of the time before, I started expressing myself as female at work, and stopped presenting male at all. I had surgery in 2004. I am still attracted to women. I am only beginning to understand my own sexuality, what turns me on, what I desire, it is so far from what I understood men ought to desire. I also like older women- M. Macron’s marriage does not appear at all strange to me. I say more about these things in these posts, but if you want to ask anything more, please do, and I will let you know if I do not want to answer.


      • Thank you for your candid response. I would want you to do what you feel would make you happy. You’ve been very kind to me in your remarks over the years and I’m glad to get to know you better.

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  7. Hi Clare,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Clare Flourish has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Transgender Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Transgender Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.



    • Thank you for your kind judgment.

      I found this in my spam folder. I released it because of this review in PC Mag: Feedspot is a decent option as an RSS feed reader, but it doesn’t contain anything to write home about, being yet another fairly predictable and slightly buggy option. In my experience, a few competitors get the job done better, faster, and more efficiently. G2Reader is my pick. The review gives it three stars, or “good”- so your comment is clearly not spam, and people may wish to check out your “freemium” service.


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