I would really appreciate the world fucking off today, but that’s not going to happen, so I’m using my new favourite teacup & steeling myself to get shit done. http://ift.tt/1cxNd1b
I really like acorns, & for whatever reason my bedroom is full of them. I found this one in a pile of clean laundry. http://ift.tt/1oGUxaP
the great bear rainforest in british columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested islands that are home to black bears with white fur.
neither albino nor polar bear, these rare black bears (there are fewer than five hundred) are known as kermode bears, or what the gitga’at first nation call mooksgm’ol, the spirit bear — a word no first nations person spoke of to european fur traders lest they be discovered and hunted. to this day, it remains taboo to hunt a spirit bear, or to mention them to outsiders.
the white fur in these bears is triggered by a recessive mutation of the same gene associated with red hair and fair skin in humans. though it remains unclear as to how the trait arose (or disappeared), it is especially pronounced on certain islands, and is known to confer a day time fishing advantage over the black furred bears (consider the first photo).
#bloodmilk on my forehead for tonight’s ball @bloodmilk 🌜💜
I so much want to be hanging out in Glastonbury right now.
We made some pretty odd drinking choices last night. http://ift.tt/1k7GWcB
Ways In Which Growing Up on Fairy Tales Has Influenced My Spirit Work
- Never, ever trust anything claiming to be offering an “easy way out.”
- Always be polite until everyone shows their hands. You never know who or what you’re dealing with.
- Never freely give out your name.
- Bartering is usually alive and well. See what you can trade.
- Half of magic is belief.
- Gods and magical beings can be hiding anywhere. Keep your eyes peeled.
- A little kindness can go a long way.
- Nothing is ever really free.
- The most powerful things come in little packages.
- Don’t underestimate yourself. Your strength is frightening, there is iron in your bones. You can move mountains when you try.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
STARS AND WATER
(Artwork by Lucia Mattioli)The Stars
XVII : The Stars – Under the dancing Stars, a fairy pours shimmering vessels of hope into the waters of the world. Trust in the higher meaning of all that happens around you to keep your faith alive.
I’m remembering Galadriel and her ring Nenya, and the mirror. Nenya’s powerful ring was about protection and concealment. Of all the elves, Galadriel was the elf Sauron feared most.
It is hard to believe in myself.
The stars are comforting.
Leeda & the Swan. Kinda pervy. http://ift.tt/1n6uQoM