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 have been awake since about 4 this morning, as i always sleep with the window open the sound of a howling wind rushing through the trees woke me.

today is like winter and the sky a dark grey

on a good note i managed to go shopping with swampy yesterday and did not need to lay down to recover when i got back home!
also we finally bought the paint to decorate our living room, it has taken nearly a year to get this far and we still have the bedroom to do.
still, as i always say, its our forever home so whats the rush?

i guess my rush is to obliterate all traces of the previous occupants~of course that would be viable if we didn't keep having 'money collectors' sending them letters all the time!
at first i would post any letters for them as 'not known at this address', however when a letter came from a law court with the name obscured, i opened it, fearing my bank robbing days were over and mentally sending my swag bag to a charity shop (joke honest!).
i found it was for so-and-so, requesting the pleasure of their company in court for unpaid whatever. so i started to open all the letters, is that wrong do you think?
oh so many letters from oh so many companies requesting money...lots of money...running into four figures kind of money.

needless to say i phone all of these companies whenever a letter falls through my letter box, explaining why it was not so-and-so phoning with offers of payment and how they have not lived here for nearly a year.
i think that has solved it for we have had no letters for a while now.
it just felt horrible and intrusive, so you can see why i have this need to paint over my home's past.


twiggypeasticks said...

The weather is grim up in Yorkshire today too, at least the garden is enjoying the rain. You take your time with the decorating. We are a weak lot at the moment at Twiggy Towers, wonder if it's post holiday illness :) coughs and sore throats all round.
Twiggy x
PS I'll post you a piece of cake, well I would if we hadn't scoffed it all!!!

JuliaB said...

Well the companies concerned have a right to know, and you can't find out unless you open the mail. I frequently get a tax office thing for someone who's never even lived at my house! x

Janet said...

Cloudy, grey skies would most definitely be a change for me! As for the mail, I have lived in this house for about nine years and we still get mail for the previous owner!

mama p said...

One of my favorite things about moving from house-to-house has been giving some new love and attention where it is so obviously needed. The home we are in now used to be slaves' quarters (ca 1800's); the previous renter liked to do coke and shoot at the trees. sigh. But there is a happy soul to this house, and it feels like we get the chance to let it shine. Good for you & yours, doing the same!!

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