You know how, before you set out on a journey, your head tends to spin with all kinds of thoughts and things to do? Well, this day has been like that!
The Journey is Legend. Like plane reservations and a safe place to stay, I’ve already begun in the sense of stocking up on paint, washing brushes from Insight, and beginning my journal.
My Muse, known these days as Charlotte, is ready! Ready enough that she had me out of bed at about 4:30 this morning, editing quiz questions and results descriptions. Charlotte doesn’t want anything to be missed while I’m wandering!
Eventually, she was content enough to be quiet while I snuck in a chair-nap.
I woke to about a ton of email, including a very exciting piece I’d been hoping for. Twelve new family members for my tree. (Several of my paintings are thrilled!)
It’s my Gramma Elsie’s family again. All four great-grandparents, 36 generations into the mists! One of them, a woman I know at the moment only as Leutgarde d’ Auvergne who was born in 935 CE. Really!
It boggles my mind!
And, clearly, I have some more exploring to do for I hear, thundering in the background of my awareness, Walter Brueggemann imploring me to, “Just tell the story!”
But, time out for a massage. Charlotte was almost as delighted as I was, for we cannot go adventuring if we’re not taking care of ourselves!
Jessica is amazing in all kinds of mystical energy ways. She’s also a gifted artist! (Stay tuned…)
Wandering through all this, the notion of medicine basket.
The photo is the non-traditional version which followed me home from Italy just about 3 years ago, along with a few other items essential to journeys like Legend.
In a way, a major contextual question of this moment in time is, What’s in our medicine baskets?
It’s not a new question. It is, perhaps, more urgent.
And, just between us, I’m grateful for a powerful journey that is happening in the relative safety of my studio, among the 4-footed angels.
There are many, many unknowns. What I do know is this… I’ll come home with more medicine for my basket.
In fact, I think I’ve already found the first bit.
When I was doing the chair-nap thing this morning, a lioness appeared and strongly suggested that she’d like to be included!
We shall see…
For now, Safe Journeys wherever they lead you and yours…
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