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

~hey look~

here is a somewhat fuzzy photo of my 'new' hair~i think the camera is on its last legs.
it doesn't really show how 'bitty' it is but you get the picture!

those are my new glasses as well, nice old fashioned tortoiseshell frames. i am so glad i went back to my optician and had them changed from bifocals.


i am just gently kicking myself as i have just missed one of my favorite films 'Plainsong'~ its a very beautiful, at times sad, film but i adore it. so much so that i have seen it about 5 times.
i have just added the book (by Kent Haruf) to the birthday gift list my sister has asked from me.

i have only managed only fifteen minutes of yoga practice today. for about a week i have really struggled to wake up in the morning and this morning i woke feeling absolutely exhausted. i had an early night last night and almost slept right through-none of my usual insomnia.
so i shall be having another early night tonight.

as well as my yoga i have seriously looked at the food i have been eating recently~the trouble i have is a combination of poor appetite, being too tired to prepare food or eat it when it is ready and my more recent outbreak of the smell of cooking food, especially meat, making me feel queasy.
i realised how dreadful my diet has been lately and how that really is not helping my m.e and fibro~so now i am back to eating well again.
i have returned to my old vegetarian diet, lots of raw vegetables, some fruit (because of my diabetes i can only have limited fruit, and no ripe bananas which are my favorite~i have an ongoing craving for a brown bread banana sandwich) i add bran to porridge (with a half tea spoon of brown sugar!), seeded bread~you get the idea.

~small things make a difference~


Twiggy said...

Have you ever noticed that we look quite similar !! two lovely Aquarians ladies, the world is a very lucky place ;)
Twiggy x
PS Enjoy your early night.

Steph said...

It is so difficult to change habits ! I make my own muesli with more oats and nuts and way less wheat. Dave has a porridge of red lentils, quinoa and seeds for breakfast ( with curry spices ... yuk to my taste !. Squash and pumpkin are easy to grow and SO good for yopu - and easy to freeze. It is just a case of having the energy and patience to experiment. If you have a bread maker to produce your own loaves, you start to feel in control, cutting out all the nasties. Although cinnamon and ginger are marvellous, they will make you into one HUGE HOT FLUSH ! Try sage and sea kelp. But you may may know all this..... lets go through this together !

Steph said...

By the way - the hair is just right !

miss*R said...

cut the brown sugar out and use black strap molasses.. sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on your oatmeal
eat lots of chickpeas!! and lentils.. yummy risottos made with blue lentils, brown rice and your favourite vegies..
try and have flaxseed oil
and eat at least 8 almonds a day,
sorry.. cannot help myself. xoxo

Nic's Notebook said...

Ooooh I think your hair looks great? Do you do a yoga DVD? I think I would like to get into yoga!

Tina said...

You look great! The hair cut and the glasses are just right for you! You are lucky that you found a hairdresser who can let your hair look just the way you want it! I have suprises every time I get out of there...
Great plans for you diet, and I think what MissR sais is worth considering.

Anonymous said...

Looove the new hair:-)
Take care,

spirit said...

Love your hair , really suits you...hmmm cutting out wheat would be difficult for me i love narna sandwiches too x

dubgirl said...

Hair and specs look great, never tried yoga before, but always wanted to give it a go x

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