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

~across the atlantic & back again~

spooky and i at the 'top of the rock'

~well now, all is back to normal here in the new forest~

*the camper is fixed since being off the road since the new year*

*signs of the turn of the wheel are showing in our garden where mystery green shoots are showing above the earth*

*i have all of my books out for the next stage in my history degree and next week need to buy the exciting titles of...

The Long European Reformation: Religion, Political Conflict and the Search for Conformity, 1350-1750


Exploring History 1400-1900: An Anthology of Primary Sources*

i have the tv on right now, i have been lucky enough to catch
*Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour* on bbc4, if you like folk then its worth catching.

i have been unwell since arriving back in the country on tuesday~not so much jet lag~the flight was not long enough for it to affect me. i think my body just gave up after me putting too many demands on it over five days~i have found over the years m.e will let you get away with it for so long and then sweep in to remind you of its existence. so yes i have been reminded good and proper. i woke at 4am with a migraine and it took ages for the tablets i took to kick in~in the end i had two monster cups of strong coffee with a heap of creamer and sugar~the caffeine must have done its work for within an hour i had hardly any pain.

~so how was new york?~

***an experience and a half***

its odd to see the skyline and buildings only ever seen in films, appearing larger and larger in the front window of a cab that's being driven in traffic akin to the wacky races

the noise and the people

those big stores~we ended up going to tiffany & co twice and each time spooky bought something, macy's we went to quite a lot and i bought myself a green bag and a new purse.

of course we went to the top of the rock and the statue of liberty (which seems much smaller up close and personal but still impressive)

and there was the world trade centre site and tribute wtc visitor centre

i did not really know what to expect, but i didn't expect to feel the utter sadness i felt as we got out of the cab.

by the time i had reached the end of the top floor of the visitors center i was in floods of tears. swampy and i had seen 9/11: Ground Zero Underworld
and had been touched by the story of Lee Ielpi, whose story was followed in the documentary, well one of the final items on display was Jonathan Ielpi's helmet and jacket and you turn around and there are walls filled with hundreds and hundreds of photos of those lost in the attack.

*such a dreadfully sad place*

~so yes, back to normal, and i am glad~


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip.

I can imagine Ground Zero must be quite different in reality, anyone sensitive is bound to pick up on the sadness and tragedy in such a place. I've experienced similar on ancient battlefields (Culloden in particular) always surprising when it happens.

twiggypeasticks said...

Glad to see you had fun and nice to see you back :)
Twiggy x

JuliaB said...

you lucky thing going to New York. I think it's like stepping straight out of a film into real life .. it's almost surreal there. I went when Ground Zero was just a crater. Very moving, very disturbing, very sad. x

miss*R said...

I love New York. I visited there in the December, just after the attack, so it was still very, very raw. When I walked the viewing boardwalk that had been constructed at the time, I felt utter sadness too... however, I also felt Angels. Like it was a sacred place now, after all the lives were lost.

There was nothing about New York that I didn't like...

WELCOME HOME !! XO (love your purple beanie)

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