Saturday, February 12, 2011

365 Days, Day 249

(Guess who took this picture – with Sarah well visible and moi somewhat hidden?)


I hung the moon on various

branches of the pine.


May you eat an unfamiliar dessert in a strange land at least once every three years.

May you wake up... and start dancing while you're still half-asleep.

May you spray-paint Rilke poems as graffiti on highway overpasses...

My you learn to identify by name 20 flowers, 15 trees, 10 clouds, and one extrasolar planet...

May you dream of taking a trip to the moon in a gondola powered by firecrackers and wild swans.

(Rob Brezsny)

This is a huge tree in our forest. As I stood below it, I wondered how many stories this ancient tree has to tell…

I feel inspired to tell stories right now; I think my art work that is swirling will have a narrative thread.

We had a quick squishy walk in forest this afternoon, with Lily’s undercarriage getting positively wet and muddy and in need of a bath in the kitchen sink as soon as we got in. Fortunately we humans are well protected from the squish by our wellies.

On the theme of stories and trees, I have done some quick research on the wisdom of trees. I liked this narrative history from the Celts

Because trees have their roots in the unseen world of spirit, they are doorways into that world. That most magical of Celtic trees, the oak, derives its Gaelic name, (Old Irish daur, Welsh derw) from the Sanskrit word duir, that gives us "door." Many scholars believe that the Druids, who worshipped within sacred groves, derived their name from this word, combined with the Indo-European root wid, to know, becoming the "Wise Ones of the Oakwood.

The tree of life theme has been used in mythology, science, theologies and philosophies across the ages

The Tree of Life symbol meaning represents different qualities/virtues like wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty and redemption

I shall dream of entering the door of a tree, and descending into a magical otherworld…

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