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


anyone out there chronically shy?

i just mentioned it to a friend via e-mail, there is a gathering coming up that i really want to go to...but don't because it means meeting new people...in a group.

i am bad enough with meeting one person~a group?

*good grief*

i am one of those people who don't need (or is that don't like?) lots of people around me and when there are i find it hard to follow conversations and don't really join in.

when we go camping with friends they usually all get together in the evenings, that's when i usually vanish into the camper with a book and my radio, for what i call peace.

i have always been shy, school was a nightmare...especially being pale, red haired and having what was considered a boys name!...children can be so rotten~ but funnily enough college was great~there were other shy people there and you could be 'different' without being given grief.

the odd thing is people dont think of me like this because my outward appearance is quite outgoing and i am good at hiding it
*oh well*

totally off subject i have just made a rather nice smelling meatloaf for our dinner tonight, which is now sitting in the oven and will be ready to be served up with a nice pile of veggies about the time my evening tv session kicks in...'ballykissangel' is on at 7 each night and i just love it, it fills in the gap left by the ending of the present 'larkrise to candleford'...so yes i will be sitting with my dinner on my lap, wearing my cosy pyjamas and enjoying 'ballyk'!


JuliaB said...

me too! I find it hard to cope with more than 2 people at a time! x

Ancestral Celt said...

I used to be chronically shy, but now I can get by a little easier. I still have a thing about crowds and groups; I prefer one-to-one interactions.

What really upset me, though, was most people thought I was aloof, or a biatch, just because I was shy. I hated being that misunderstood.

I still get anxious about going to gatherings, and I have to force myself to attend, but, once there, I usually find one or two people with whom to interact.

Rowan said...

I'm not especially shy, certainly much less so now than when I was younger. I do enjoy my own company though, being alone for days on end doesn't bother me at all and I definitely don't like cities and crowds. Hope you enjoy your meatloaf and TV:)

mama p said...

Hello, fellow Dreamer--
And here I will finally step out of my internet-protected "shyness bubble" to say, "Hi!". I am indeed one of those Very Shy People who, like you, is good at hiding it when necessary, but in general prefers a book and a lamp at camp ;) I've been a visitor to your roundhouse a few times now, with common interest in a few things (like dirt-worshipping and tree-hugging), and I've long liked your writing. (Have I seen you over at Rima's "place"?) About your group-- I'm one of those who usually waits til the last minute to decide whether or not to go, to see where my outgoing-meter reads. Happy day to you either way!

Tipper said...

I am that shy type of person too! I've always found it hard to jump into conversations. Luckily I've always had good friends I could open up too-but sometimes I still dread the group thing. My girls are both such chatter boxes-they never meet a stranger and usually can't keep themselves from talking. I tell them all the time-"I know what if feels like to try and get yourself to speak up-but I have no clue what if feels like to not be able to shut up!" At least I never have to worry about them being shy!

Tea with Willow said...

Hi, I've been enjoying reading your blog for some time (found you via Somerset Seasons!) ... and yes, I like my own company too! I tend to accept invitations to things, and then instantly regret it, knowing that I won't like walking into a room full of people! I was a very shy teenager, but have improved with age, but generally prefer the company of my animals than large groups of people!!

Willow x

Granny Sue said...

I was shy too, laoi, until my job as a branch library manager forced me out to make presentations to groups. I hated it at first, but then when I started going to schools and classes full of kids, I found my comfort zone. Now I am still a person who craves quiet and solitary time, but I also like being with people. I'm a listener mostly; I find that people want so much for someone to listen to them, and I hear such amazing, sometimes heartbreaking stories.

I know it sounds odd, me being a storyteller, that I like solitary time. But listening informs my telling, and I think time alone improves my ability to communicate heart-to-heart with others.

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