"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

just another fuckin snow day


Snow day.
Again.
I had a plan this week.
Again.
tuesday & thursday
yoga
me time
in whatever form that might take
wednesday
clean
be productive
cook a good dinner

alas, my hopes were dashed
this is what I saw out my front door at 10:30 last night


dammit
the kids are home again

but...
they're mostly good kids
so
I still got my floors mopped
and the bathroom cleaned
and
dinner cooked



and pulled this project out of my ass
the kitchen cupboards to keep them occupied
while we listened to Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba




it evolved from this




to this






it's not nearly as creative as Sister Adrienne's kiddie projects
but then again, I'm not nearly as creative as sister Adrienne


our own hippie version of a Tibetan Prayer Flag
today I'm sending prayers to the Congo

Tens of thousands of women and girls have been raped in the Congo in the past decade. This extreme violence is not a side effect of a country in conflict: It is "the use of rape as a strategy". Local armed groups and Rwandan militias use rape to systematically destroy communities. Populations are terrorized; families collapse as a result of the stigma; sexually transmitted infections spread.
Utne (March/April 2010)
The Progressive (Nov. 2009)


as I told Sister Halona last night
I give good prayer
any prayers you wanna add?
there's plenty of room

just say the word

11 comments:

  1. Sometimes I read your blog and have no idea if I've read it before or if I dreamed it the night before.
    What does this mean?
    I have no idea but I love your tie-dye, I love your heart.

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  2. you do projects with your kids? man, i feel like crap. i think i MAYBE would throw a pad of paper and a pencil their way (map pencils, if i was feeling festive), when mine were younger.

    we're supposed to get more snow here, too.

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  3. Just blogged today about prayers for my son. If you don't mind...just pray for him and tell others to pray for him.....forever. That should about do it....strength for the rest of the family too.

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  4. I love those prayer flags. Since you offered...my friend who never had a successful, non-IVF pregnancy (due to an ectopic) is pregnant (naturally). We're all shocked.

    The betas look good, but send prayers for her and her family that the pregnancy is viable and strong.

    Thanks. XOXO

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  5. YOU are an awesome mother, it looks like to me. I'll send my prayers as well.

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  6. I love the project you pulled out of your ass. What else you got up in there?

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  7. Oh, That looks gorgeous!

    And that's such a good prayer, I'll just join yours.

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  8. I LOVE IT!!! What an awesome project!

    Are you familiar with the blog Color Me Katie? I've got a link in my blog roll or just google her. She does all kinds of fun, colorful, whimsical stuff. No kids- but I've been inspired by her for kid projects before!

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  9. I love the prayer flags, may they reach the highest and bring peace and serenity to those who need them. You are a great mother Chica, you are teaching your children that there is beauty in compassion and that every little bit to make this crazy world of ours more beautiful, is a gift to all.

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  10. How horrific; that breaks my heart. I appreciate your bringing this to light.

    And the prayer flags are beautiful :)

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so... wadaya think?

Your fairy is called Columbine Icedancer
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has icy blue butterfly wings.