rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

thursday 16th august...

merry meet )o(
well i am considerably less 'confusticated' today and more able to focus on what i am doing...thankfully. i hate it when my eyes, brain and hands all decide to work for themselves instead of together.

i have been looking at a few web sites today, mainly because of a piece i read in The Ecologist magazine and also due to reading the People Tree site; all to do with clothes and what its made of and where its from. i have considered this in the past, but more so now after my readings.
its a shift in thought to buying items that not only are fair trade but that are also well made and will last.
i had this dilemma earlier this year when my sandals died...do i spend £20 on a pair that will last a year or £60 on a pair that will last for years? as i had the money i spent £60 and i know that i wont have to buy sandals for years.
so i have been checking out boots for winter, found a pair at Green Shoes and when i saw the price i almost fell off my chair~£200~ but then considered this~you send them a tracing of your feet,calf measurements,measurements of the width of your feet, choose from five different soles, choose from numerous colors and even choose leather or vegan~they are handmade to fit the individual~ plus they can be resoled when needed.the fact they only come from devon~a ridiculously short distance from us is a bonus~no air miles and very small amount of road miles.plus it is putting money the way of small,independent retailers,not the big,high street businesses.
to me all of that means they are well worth the money as they will last for years. i was thinking the same about clothing, obviously not that kind of price but buying less, spending a little more on well made items that will last and are fair trade, like the clothes from People Tree which are the kind of thing i like.
of course i will wear what i have until its worn out but the major problem i have at the moment is that since my diagnosis of diabetes and the change in diet i have lost an awful lot of weight and it is still dropping off me, so everything i own is slowly becoming much too big and i need to replace things. so i have resolved to buy no new clothing until i have the money to buy well made,fair trade.
i have been pondering my 'desert island dics' and its a hard one! more thinking is needed.

1 comment:

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Good for you. It seems that far too many of us (and not just here in North America) only want something cheap. Cheap price without thinking about the quality.
I think that my kids are tired of hearing me say "that's nice, but how long do you think that it will last?"

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France