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

~of chalk & cheese~

atop the rockefeller centre~NYC

*chalk & cheese*

i have been thinking about this often just lately when being deprived of sleep and lay in bed in the dark with my mind whirring~its how i see me and my sister *s*.

we do actually look very alike, have the same build and paleness, although she didnt end up with the 'ginger gene' and i have been told we even have the exact same mannerisms. she is presently studying for a degree in criminal studies, and this has always been the focus of her education, the law. while mine, as you know, has been history.

my thoughts also took me down the road of interests and i realised that while i have lots of hobbies and interests she has little or none~she doesnt knit, sew, read for enjoyment, garden, paint or draw... and i found myself wondering what she does do, except walk her dog and work...its such an odd thought!

but thats as far as it goes~we are very, very different souls, the best way to describe it is to use how swampy descibes me 'eclectic'~all-embracing, assorted, broad, diverse, heterogeneous, inclusive, liberal, many-sided, mingled, mixed, multifarious, multiform, selective, universal, varied, wide-ranging~think of the total opposite of this and there is *s*!

luckily this has not stopped us having a really good relationship


mama p said...

:) Lovely note-- It's the same for my sister and I; I think some sisterhoods are this kind of gift, to get to know something of the world we wouldn't normally get to see.

Rowan said...

I don't have any sisters or brothers so have never had any insight into the relationship between siblings. I see it from the outside with my own children but I still have no real idea how it feels.

Granny Sue said...

I have 7 sisters, laoi, and we are all so different--yet there are some things that are at the core of all of us. I can't think what to call them--things like willingness to listen to other points view, a love of laughter, strength of family...you and your sister do look alike, and at your heart are probably much alike as well. Lovely photo!

Tipper said...

Sweet-always wished I had a sister.

Eileen said...

Sisters - I have 2, 1 older and 1 younger with 10 years between them.....as with all things there have been times when things have been wonderful and smooth between us and times when the relationships have been strained.We have very different lifestyles, personalities, looks, interests etc. but our core values are the same. They live 2 hours and 5 hours drive away. We have 7 children between us and we have tried to keep in touch for our childrens sake as much as our own -but most of the time it is very tough, tougher as we get older. We have a tradition however -once a year we get together, just the 3 of us, do things we enjoy, catch up and take turns "teaching" the others "something" we have learned during the previous year. It is the best weekend of the year and the things we have learned!!!

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