Thought and Memory ATC by Cle
There are many stories in Native cultures about the mystery and magic of this elusive black bird. Shamans know the power of an unexpected piercing sound in altering consciousness. Ravens exercise this power, emitting as they do, a variety of sounds, some quite piercing and startling. Ravens are associated with psychic abilities, and their feathers are sometimes used to aid clairvoyance. If Raven has flown into your life, you can be sure that something unusual will be happening, something out of the Void, from the Great Mystery. While you can't fully prepare for the mysterious, it is good to meet Raven not with fear, but rather with an appreciation for its magic.
Vi is a transplanted Welsh woman living now with her life partner in Arizona. She is proud of having been born and raised in Wales, the daughter of a tall and handsome father and a strict mother.
Vi is an author and a poet. She is deeply involved in photography and is excited by the possibilities presented by the digital age. She has recently taken up digital painting. Several years ago, she discovered the Soul Food Cafe and through it has added several new creative dimensions to her life.
At eighty years of age and a cancer survivor, she feels she has much to look forward to, and is taking full advantage of the learning possibilities coming her way.
Her advice is to never allow the brain to atrophy...to keep moving forward both physically and mentally. Do that, and you'll do okay.
Vi has a collection of her whimsical art work at Paths of Time.
Vi, more than any other Raven, knows the powers of Priscilla. Priscilla, the small Soul Food Cafe Ambassador of goodwill is currently staying with Vi in Arizona. Fans of the Advent Calendars will recall that they spend happy hours together in 2007 when Priscilla learned all about using a Wacom. You can follow the extraordinary journey that Priscilla has undertaken on her personal blog.
Slicing through the water like a sharpened knife.
My legs clasped around your smooth and graceful belly,
arms forward of your dorsal fin.
Lovers in these restless waters,
moving together in perfect unison.
We feel the power of the ocean,
I feel the power of you.
I am naked as are you, as nature intended us to be.
You are suited to spend your life
forever swimming these salty seas.
We break the surface in a shower of sunlit jewels
and soar into an arc of perfect symmetry,
Then, like an arrow,
we slice the surface with barely a ripple to mark our passage.
You dive and I am with you.
You crest and I am there.
We are lovers rising,
aiming for the sun,
but returning as you must to inner space.
We skim the surface,
as we speed toward the shore,
where you gently lay me down
on a warm and sandy beach.
Don't go, I cry
as you swiftly swim away.
I want to stay with you forever,
be your mate, share your aquatic realm.
But, you are gone and I'm left
tethered to the land,
that someday you will return
to take me with you,
to live forever
in your changing,
restless palace of the deep.
©August 29, 2005
In order to be ready! If you have even the slightest inclination to slip through the portal and join Enchanteur on one of her journey's you really better get yourself organised and, if you have not done so already, create a WordPress account. You really do need to set up a treasure box, ready to fill with memories.