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

~spoons & swimming~

well another long hiatus from yours truly!
i have no excuse other than that i become easily distracted and that recently i have only been able to do one 'big thing' daily before becoming so tired and sore.
let me explain...you all know by now the spoon theory, well i can only do one big thing or a couple of smaller things daily and some very minor 'pottering' before my spoons are seriously depleted and i need to re-charge and gain those lost spoons back.
we do our shopping once a week, although it wears me out i go and enjoy it because its one of the very few times i get out on a regular week. on shopping days i do shopping and that's it~i even plan a very simple dinner that day because i know that  wont be able to manage anything more than soup or a sandwich.
the thing is that as well as physically exhausted i become mentally exhausted as well which means that even coming onto my laptop, browsing the web and blogging is too much.
all of the aural and visual stimulation to me is totally overwhelming and exhausting.
it has taken me a long time to get over the moongazy gathering, then i had the excitement of seeing the moulettes and seth...

then last week we went to stonehenge with cor gawr for the midsummer sunrise which meant i was eating breakfast at 1am, after staying up to watch the full 'super' moon rise from my garden, and we were waiting to be let into the car park at stonehenge at 3am.

we met our friends taz, kit and mrb there and after, although sadly taz had to leave earlier, we sat in pretty pagan and warmed up with mugs of good hot tea and kits date and ginger cake.
so although it was amazing it was something else that used all of my spoons.
so i have been trying to re-stock those spoons...however my mind is in total overdrive right now with lots of craft ideas constantly spinning around, waking me in the night, plus i have to get enough wylde apothecary stock ready for the fairy festival next month.
so much to do and so many ideas with so little time!!!
swampy and i have finally started swimming (which of course uses spoons!)
i am a real water baby and love being in water, be it indoor pool, sea, rivers and so even the aches and pains can be pushed aside for a little while. luckily there is little mental stimulation being in a pool, i just love swimming up and down at my own sweet pace.
although swampy is finding it somewhat of a struggle and he is not a good a swimmer as i am i get that 'competition' vibe emanating from him. he is convinced that for my 28 lengths he did 14 i know that at one point i was doing more than two lengths to his one, although of course  wont tell him that!
well now i shall make a start in popping by you all to see what you have been up to...it could take me a few days!


Anonymous said...

*sigh* i so envy your proximity to the sacred places...you live in such an ancient place....the Forest, the Stones.....ah, bliss!!

stock and polish those spoons, m'dear...and apologize not at all...


Laura said...

i can so completely relate to all you said (even the swimming!) i'm so exhausted all the time but have learned to enjoy any little thing that i can and try try hard not to let the fact that the yard needs trimming or the weeds are bigger than the pumpkin plants or laundry needs doing, etc, etc get me down.
i used to swim as my daily exercise but i found that it increased the pain to where i had to stop doing it. i miss it sooo much.
hang in there and know there are those of us who send you healing wishes all the time.
love & blessings

ps...midsummer at stonehenge must be amazing!

jill said...

How wonderful to be at Stonehenge I would love to go to see the sunrise it must be just beautiful. Hope you feel better soon. Love Jill xx

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you me dears :)
Laura post each swim i become good for nothing, last night i felt about 150 instead of 46! i hope that i can continue my swimming, i am monitoring how i feel each time, what hurts as i swim etc. i have found that i cannot swim and walk flynt on the same day!
Mel, yes i am so lucky-we live within a 2 hour drive of Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill plus all the other smaller places...hill forts, burial mounds etc. i like to think that as my genes go so far back that maybe my really ancient ancestors had something to do with the raising of the stones ;) ...well i can dream!

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