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

~can you hear me rattle?~

man alive!

i had a doctors appointment today, originally just to discuss my seemingly never ending cough/sore throat (all clear, just taking ages to go) and ask a few questions about my present passenger, fluffy.
i had the scan, was told what it was and since then have been left in limbo until my gyne appointment at the end of this month. so of course i had some questions re all my symptoms. turns out the hospital had not sent the results to my doctor and he didn't even know i have my rather large passenger!

still that's by the by~i shall live with my ever increasing symptoms...add to the symptoms of my m.e constant moontime pain/cramps without the moontime, increasing nausea, especially when laying down, horrendous dragging pain in my lower back, pain when eating..blah blah blah. apparently its the size affecting everything else within its range.
i am starting to think fluffy needs to be re-named something less fluff like

unfortunately, before i had a chance to make a break for it the topic of my diabetes and my last blood tests popped up like an unwelcome visitor~the result being i have been put on another diabetes medication to take alongside my present dose and statins for high cholesterol.

the thing is i don't eat badly, i love my vegetables and good healthy food. my doctor reassured me that it was part of my diabetes and also to remember my dad had a massive heart attack when just in his mid-fifties...it seems its just part of me.

so...keep your ears open, you may well hear me come rattling along!

the good thing is i am determined to drag myself out of my miserable, health inspired(or rather lack of health!) funk...its doing me no good at all.
i am hoping my new instrument will arrive today, i have caught up with my studies and had an okay pass grade for my first piece of work on Homer...i will accept it as okay, as opposed to the A grades i was getting on my last course, as i was so ill when i wrote it.

i have also started to re-read 'the chrysalids' by john wyndham~something reminded me of the sealanders rescue at the end of the book and i tried, poorly, to explain to swmapy the story~the result being i dug out my 1970 penguin copy and have been glued to it.

and now its time for a fresh cup of lapsang souchong (or as swampy refers to it a cup of bonfire)...hope you are all having a good day wherever you may be

*todays soundtrack~pagan folk*


Rowan said...

How miserable you must feel with all these horrid symptoms, hope that the hospital get that sorted for you quickly. Good for you getting a pass when feeling so awful and also for making efforts to rise above it all. Dying to know what instrument you are going to learn!

Mel said...

(((((hugs))))) for all your medical woes...and some healing warmth winging it's way toward you.

I have to say, that when forced to read the Chrysalids in ninth grade (that's first year high school here) I absolutely HATED it...and I rarely meet a book I don't like. See what a boring teacher can do to you? Ugh. I don't think I could even give it another try...too many icky associations....gawd, I can almost smell that classroom just thinking about it...*shudder*


Rose said...

I havn't read any John Wyndham in ages! What a fantastic idea!

I am sorry about all the medications. I think our NHS is creaking a little under the weight of swine flu right now. I know my Mum is pretty flat out dishing out jabs. I hope you get there and start to feel better... XXX

spirit said...

Hi Laoi...I admire your cheery nature,dispite you not feeling to well. I know how difficult it is copeing with one illness let alone others.And, can empathise with you having being given more tablets yet again after a recent visit to the docs.rattle rattle...I hope that you are soon feeling better.

twiggypeasticks said...

your comment on my blog really made me laugh. I told Mr Twigs I wouldn't have bought the jigsaw if Hamble had been on it as she freaked me out. He thinks she looked like a Russian shotputter :) hope you're soon on the mend.
twiggy x
PS My word verif is masher!!

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

You are a tough one! I'd be laying on the floor, calling out...haha! Your positivity is wonderful and will surely pull you through.
Blessings and Good Health wishes sent to you ;)

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