Sunday, August 29, 2010
and here we have it.
thank you all for all the thoughts and responses to this cloth. maybe what was most useful to me was the
variety in what everyone saw...i think this is good. it means to me that the cloth can tell more than
it began with no story at all. just a piece of cotton that i had dyed with the Mexican Elderberry leaves.
the urge to weave the top and bottom, leaving the center one solid piece. at first there were more woven
strips on the bottom, but then it was turned over with more at the top, more of the sky where the first
image was placed, the Wind that i had gotten from Jude. and then the Sun and Moon both with wisps of
Glennis' silk gauze, that with the Moon respresented the storms that i love here, great turbulent energies
that Wind brings. often crows and sometimes the single Raven will ride those currents swooping low and
abruptly rising, sometimes effortlessly being carried sideways, wings outspread. a single star. beneath
all this that belongs to Forever with the mountain in the distance is the figure who has learned that
she needs very little aside from these. plant people who are for me respresented here by the native
grasses and trees and a circle of stones that she has placed to mark the covenant she has made with this
place. just this is enough.