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

~falling out of like~

i came across this interesting link over at the british druid order

i admit i am on facebook~or faceache as a good friend calls it~and yes it is a good name for it.

Oddly enough, Facebook has little to do with faces and nothing to do with books~Mike C~via A.F.L.I

i remain on faceache as a way of keeping in touch with friends, but when i think about it, no, i am not keeping in touch with friends, not really.

its just become a list of bits and bobs of a persons life~there are a few people with who i exchange messages, much like e-mail, but there is still a part of me that thinks its a load of utter rubbish.

everyday~why oh why do i do it?~i log in and go down my profile to see who has said what and there is nothing earth shattering there~ever, ever,ever.

once upon a time it was fun (did i really say that?!) finding out what friends were up to, sharing things with them.
because my m.e limits what i can do and i am never going to know how i am from day to day it was a way of getting 'out' so to speak.

oh my, did i really think that?

now~it just makes me tried and cross.

its a time stealer, a time waster~turning the mind to mush when there is so much more to do, to think, to achieve.

my life was fine pre-facebook and it will be fine post-facebook.

i am feeling quite liberated just thinking about it~there are folk (real people i meet in the real world) who i will still be in touch with naturally, and those special few who are further afield and who i contact through e-mail or here in the blogosphere.
i am thinking of all the more interesting things i have on my huge platter right now~online druidry courses, reading 'eclipse', gardening when my body allows me and daydreaming...lots of things

i guess that means i will be deleting my account~unless the facebook powers that be have deleted my account for posting the above link on my profile?!


mel said...

WOOOOT!!! I deleted my account last year and have NOT missed it one iota -- for all of the reasons you mention.

go on, do it....it IS very liberating..;)

i'm slowly and steadily ridding myself of all time-sucking foolishness and it's amazing how much extra time i seem to have on my hands...it's a very good thing.

yay you!!


Laura said...

I'd say 90% of the time I spend on FB is playing games...and I spend a lot of time on FB. I keep thinking I'll delete my account and then for some reason I don't. I've only made one real connection from someone from the past that I would like to keep which i could do via email. Good for you and maybe you'll inspire me to go ahead and delete mine! Like you said, there are too many other things we could be doing that would really have some meaning!

Kadeeae said...

I had a FB account for about 3 months and found it too taxing and yes, time wasting to continue. There definitely was a feeling of 'breaking the chains' when I deleted the account. Plenty of other ways to stay in touch =)

Leanne said...

I have always felt negative towards facebook and vowed i'd never have an account. I succumbed a couple of months ago, as friends of mine play scrabble there- and i wanted to play! But thats all i did, no messages to anyone, no friends invited or accepted etc. After a month the novelty wore off and I havent been back. we can all live without facebook, so well done laoi!

Leanne x

Ancestral Celt said...

I joined FB because when I was in Oz last year, I found that the way that most of my family knew about goings on was through peeps posting on FB.

I tend to upload my blog to it, rather than post, I don't play games (or accept any apps), and it's rare I friend someone I have not met in real life. Yes, it's on my phone, but, again, don't really check it that often. I've pretty much given up on the groups, too.

I would say most of what gets posted appears to be games results, in which I am not interested. I guess I went into FB with a different attitude to most. I hate the way it insists on linking into every other area of your online life, though.

I won't be deleting my account just yet; but if more and more games results appear, I will be deleting friends.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Laoi! I hardly have time to get on it these days. I rarely update anything and, apart from a couple of games I occasionally play, I might as well not be on it.

I don't need those games either :-D

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