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

~i am off the couch & planning a trip~

yes up and about pretty much now!
although i went to bed last night at about 10pm and slept right through to 11am today~goodness knows where that sleep-in came from, but i guess i needed it.

but now poor swampy has a cold :(

i have spent the majority of today back at my studies as i have some serious catch up to do, pleased to say i got plenty done today and hope that by wednesday i will be back on track.

now i must tell you about my trip, well i should say 'our trip'~our as in me and my sister.

this is sam taken at 'lori's diner' when we were in san francisco in 2004.

she is four years my junior but to everyone who knows us we are twins separated by four years. she once went for a job interview where i was working at the time and later the manager told me he was quite freaked by the interview~he said it was as if i were sitting opposite him right down to speech and mannerisms as well as looks.

many a time one or other of us have been stopped by people thinking they were talking to the other and many times i have had people ask me if i am 'sam's sister?'

we cant see the physical likeness ourselves but cant deny the odd...i don't know what to call it, psychic connection~swampy and now we call it our 'spookiness'~we are called the 'spooky sisters'!

it mainly stems from finishing each others sentances, saying the same thing at the same time at the most random moments, texting each other at the same time at random times, picking up the mobile to check it just as a text message comes in...actually it has just happened, i have facebook open in another screen and clicked it open for no reason just as she came online and sent me a message. its almost like we have some kind of internal hot line that makes us know when the other is messaging. needless to say we are close!

last year we started a tradition of having our own little yearly adventures away, starting with a trip to see Take That on their tour, staying overnight in a hotel, then this year we had our wimbledon trip and as some of you know we planned nexts years mini cruise as our adventure.

well, she has had a hard few weeks recently which ended with her ending her relationship with her boyfriend~her decision so she is actually fine which is good.

they were due to go to las vegas in january but of course cancelled so she decided we needed another 'spooky' trip~the end result being we have decided to go to new york for a week~well she aske dif i would go and i said yes~can you imagine saying no to something like that??!!!

so mid january we are off to new york~a destination we have never been to so it is very exciting!


twiggypeasticks said...

Ooooo New York, V exciting, I've never been there either so take lots of photos. It's lovely that you have such a fab connection with your sister!
Twiggy x

Janet said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. What a great trip to look forward to....NYC! I've never been. I hope you take photos and share with us.

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