Maybe Temple is not a good word. It’s connection to religion. Worship. Not my thing. In any form. Somewhere along the way, I was told, never talk about God, it will drive people away. I never take advice. Know me, I say. But, so, connection to something outside one’s self. The bigger, even if it is simply a kind of respect, acknowledgement of the smallness of self, I think temple can be used like that. Not sacred space but a […]
Mantra Sanskrit Derived from the word think. Thought catching then. Repeating the sense of this floating through time. Maybe at least 9 times. This one, time is more obviously not standing still. And perhaps the nine, more obviously a kind of personal logic, to hold something. I am not a Buddhist. I am trying to remind myself. about Just Going. Maybe I am a NINE-ist. Clever,,, but really, I don’t like to call myself anything. Labels divide us.
What if, was the question. What if Trust could be something like floating through time? That simple. I’ve been distracted from things here, the Zone and almost everything I think I need to be doing. This small cloth brought back some simple peace. Actually growing from ideas about living on a houseboat from years back. Also a what if. We are older now, but still, floating through time. With questions and the same sense that floating brings. And then, the […]
Story I have been thinking a lot about story. And probably I will be talking about it more. A while back I created a story cloth that I called In The Same Boat. It is no longer with me here. Yesterday, suddenly another story began. Not In The Same Boat. I guess depending on your perspective, both stories could be true at the same time. Alone. We all can feel it. Even when we are not alone. Just like together. […]
Still below freezing, it’s been a couple of days now. Feeling tired and under whatever weather there is has kept me from doing too much. I tacked this old cloth over a Nest of Days, just to look. And I know it will stay like that for longer than I imagine because these days everything has become “uncurated” if you know what I mean. In looking back through blog posts related to this cloth I got caught in how productive […]
The weather has warmed, though not in any steady way, it is a relief to see a little green. Seems a colder week is on the way. This back and forth, we know it. It has been a busy few days, and I have been plagued with some sort of allergic reaction to a spider bite. And have just been under the weather in general. Still going, just a little more slowly. Taxes are done, how I dislike […]
I stitched a bit this morning, did a video that didn’t work out, and now , really, I need a few days to do my taxes. I like how the little nine, (my safety net) was transferred to the different elements in this story. How the alignment isn’t a straight line and how that leads the eye anyway. And the top one looks as if it is evolving into an eye.
Finally. The real edge of spring seems real. We have a path now. Through our woods. To the trials over the ridge. Our neighbors use it too. It is working out ok. So far. Once the trees fill out, we probably will not see them or hear them walking through. The ATV though, we will have to talk. We need a limit on that, which is fair enough. And going has returned to a feeling of normal I guess. […]