rise and root

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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

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"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

~facebook~schmacebook~

i had an epiphany of sorts the other day

the result being that i shut down all kinds of things on my facebook~or as my friend, from here-on known as woody-pea, calls faceache. an appropriate re-naming.

although its good for keeping in touch with my friends and family across the country, across the world~there are some aspects of it that are so very wasteful and even brain-numbing if you allow it.

and i didn't want to allow it that privilege.

all these applications that at first seem like fun turn into a right royal pain in the behind~and so wasteful of precious time.

i felt amazingly liberated as i clicked all those little delete buttons and freed my mind from the idea i have to check this, that or the other.

let me tell you facebook obsessed~the world does not come crashing down around your ears if a computer generated field is not ploughed, millions do not die of hunger if a computer generated meal is not served up in a computer generated cafe!

its not real...honest.

look up from your computer screen and look out of the window~even better go outside and feel the chill in the air, the wind on your face~stand in front of your bookcase and find a book you loved so much you keep images of its words in your mind, take that book down and sit and become absorbed again with the wonder of the feel of a book in your hand~take up your pen, paintbrush or needles and create something real, something you can hold, something tangible.

i know it can be argued that i waste time blogging.
i beg to differ and i think you bloggers out there will agree with me~

blogging is so very different~when i blog i feel i am reaching out to distant friends who know and understand of the things i write~if they don't know then something in their lives will resound with them and they can understand.
there is something more real about blogging~its journalling that reaches out to others~to those who are like-minded~for have you noticed that people gravitate to blogs that are important to them~look at mine and you will see the majority of blogs i return to time and again are distant reflections of my own spirituality.

i love the blogging community i am part of~a web that has spread world wide, from my first tentative words to the blogger i am today.
even better it does not offer things to keep me here longer than it takes for me to write a post and go visit others blogs. it offers no ever-increasing, intrusive applications that repeatedly ask for your e-mail details to allow you more and more applications~a sneaking, insidious entity, collecting and storing information?

i think so

10 comments:

Pixiedust said...

lol the faceache thing is so true, I don't spend much time on there these days it wastes so much time. And with dogs to walk, crafts to be sewed, books to read and housework to do there just arn't enough hours in the day. Blogging I always find time for, although I don't have enough time to leave so many comments these days. Hope you are ok. ((((hugs)))) Pixie xxxx

Rose said...

I know what you mean. I think on my last sick day I shall go and delete them all too... For now though the vapidness of serving some computer generated food is about all I can take...

Facebook is the biggest waste of time out there...

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

OH! Well put! I have a friend that uses Facebook, myspace,Twitter...so at her invite, I signed up for Facebook to view her pics, etc...I was bombarded by old high school friends, strangers, etc. I couldn't get out of there fast enough! haha! I agree with all that you said, my exact sentiments. This is my only outlet for online friends, journalling, etc. and I like it that way :) But I do have to tell myself every morning, 'write a post (or not), cruise around and visit others and then GET OFF!'. It can really sap my entire day if I let it. Liked your post, stay well ;) ~ER~

dubgirl said...

Hi, i have never really bothered with Facebook, i signed up, but then it always seems to take up some much of my time, but some i know are totally obsessed! I also think twitter is a bit pointless to, people treat it as life or death!!

GooseBreeder said...

Couldn't agree more.Same with Twitter, it's a boring waste of precious time you could be doing something productive like baking a cake,seeing a friend, cuddling a goose etc.
Blogging is different, it's a self-made community which has generosity, sharing and kindness and it's good writing practise too.

Caitlin said...

Here here!!!

Well said Laoi!

twiggypeasticks said...

Thank you for the kick up the bum!! I was loathe to join facebook as I knew it would drain my time. I've been on there a few weeks it has, I've just deleted all applications, life is sooooo much more interesting in the real world :)
twiggy x

Leanne said...

well said Laoi.

I dont have a facebook account, or twitter, for that matter. what a waste of time.

my blog is where you can find me,I do not understand the facebook/ faceache obsession!

leanne x

This Guy said...

OMG Faceache. So perfect and true! I am so sick of those social networking sites, twitter is another one of them...

Gimme my blog and my blogging friends ANY day over all that! ;)

Blessings,
Bret

Suzi Smith said...

Lol... you just confirmed my resistance to joining, despite the insistence of some friends that i 'will love it'... i know i won't!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.



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