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

~arrgghh armchair dilemma~

sometimes i think i am going mad!
we have been clearing my nans flat this week and swampy and i were due to go back yesterday to collect the armchair that goes with the sofa we brought home on wednesday~my 'nan' armchair, the one she always sat in to watch cricket and look out of her window.

on wednesday the camper was using a lot of water and oil and overheating and we were a bit worried.
well wouldnt you know, yesterday, after a short trip into lymington to get my hair cut, the van over heated and the prognosis was the head gasket has died...to any non-mechanical people like me, that means part of the engine has died!
so i have been in a major panic about, you guessed it, not the van (the bits are being ferried from our h van man in france by friends next week),but the armchair.
we only have the keys until next tuesday and i dont want some stranger sitting in my 'nan chair'...thats a job for my behind!
my sister is stopping by on sunday to see if she can get it in her audi~highly unlikely! so in desperation i am about to pop a letter to the warden of the flat and the old folk who use the lounge, asking very nicely if they will let it sit in the residents lounge until i can get there in 3-4 weeks.

should i really be using my energies on so much worry over an armchair?


Jopan said...

if its important to you, then yes, spend that energy. i've got a strange love for a broken off axe handle that my brother gave me to protect the house. a chair sounds perfectly normal to me. i couldnt stand the idea of my great grandmas giant punch bowl being lost.

Mel said...

I know I would!! There's something about a favourite armchair that holds tightly to the energy of the person by whom it was favoured. I'd say by having your Nan's chair, all you would have to do would be sit in it and you could immediately connect to her....

Any chance of renting a van for an hour or two?

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

True...spend the energy, get the chair!

Leanne said...

Laoi- the chair is stuffed with memories, its very important to your happiness...

Leanne x

eag said...

Of course,it's your family history and irreplaceable.You'll think of your Nan every time you sit in it, isn't that important enough?

Ravenoak said...

I agree with everyone here Laoi, that chair is important, therefore a wise use of you energy :-)

miss*R said...

how did the chair dilemma turn out? I think it is important to use the energy wisely, instead of stressing about it.. send positive thoughts that it will all turn out for you and soon Ms Armchair will be in your home. and when it gets there..winter is just around the corner and you can snuggle in your Nan's memories xoxo

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