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

~in my skin~

one of my 'twins'~both are on my inner arm, just below my elbow~a mirror image of each other

i was having some unsure thoughts yesterday of how i was concerned someone was no longer themselves so naturally i phoned my dad~its always dad i turn to at times of crisis, whether real or imagined.
his partner adele answered so i spoke with her, asking her opinion too and she said something that really surprised me.

i have always been, if you have read an earlier post, very shy and consequently i have grown up with a supreme lack of confidence in everything surrounding me

*too tall, too fat, too broad, not clever, too thin, not interesting,too pale, too ginger, too freckled, too weird...oh my an endless list that i am sure many of us have*

so now i have found out how inaccurate my personal impressions are.
i am seen by both my dad and adele as a very strong person, that i am very confident 'in my skin'~with who i am...i don't change my personality in order to fit in with others or my surroundings~according to adele just like my dad.

*isn't it funny how others can see the inside of you?*


ambermoggie said...

I think we all have a different impression of ourselves than the person others see. I love your spirals BTW:)

miss*R said...

you know, even though i have never met you in person, I have never thought you lacked confidence.. you are one of those I turn to when I doubt myself & my beliefs! I know you don't like crowds though! but that to me is not a lack of confidence, it is more of a protective energy thing.

funny that you say your dad and adele see you like that... that is exactly how people see me.. but I don't see it either..xoxo

Tipper said...

Sometimes we all need to hear how those we love 'see' us-it offers a kind of new strength I think.

The trip with your sister sounds so fun!

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