Hello to you. It’s 7:17 am as I start to write to you on this Wednesday morning….both Kyle and I are surprised at how quickly this week has flown by! ZOOM! I’m happy to report Link made it through the whole night without problems! Yay!! The antibiotic made him very sleepy but no other noticeable problems. We have also discovered, after way too many cans, May doesn’t seem to like fish lol! It might just be that she is sick of eating it. We bought a batch of turkey, chicken and beef and she’s been eating most if not all of everything we give her. Those who have had or still do have elderly cats probably can relate to what we are going through with keeping her from becoming a moving clump of fur with vocal chords!
Had an interesting dream before waking this morning. It was about a huge pot of gold and people making wishes that only magic and a pot of gold could grant.
We were in this dungeon like atmosphere, like last scenes of Zoolander 2, and instead of everyone anticipating the sacrifice of a “son of Steve” for eternal youth, there was a huge pot of gold. Everyone was talking about what they wanted physically altered about themselves to this pot of gold to include Kyle. Then one of the people did magic and forced a whole bunch of gold at the pot and it exploded and was destroyed. Then I spoke up, as if confessing a sin, “I will be honest I want to be skinny again and all my wrinkles gone but at what cost? What do I have to give up to make this happen?” Then I woke up.
This dream was unlocked, I believe, by watching Zoolander 2 recently, seeing something on Facebook yesterday about pots of gold and the focus I’ve had lately in my thoughts and art about my inner child. I found this poem this morning that I thought was beautiful about finding the most valuable pot of gold you can find, the best parts of yourself….your heart and soul.
Finding My Pot Of Gold – Poem by Paula Glynn
This heart is filled with love, I find joy in ordinary things, Like drinking a cup of tea, Riding the bus, watching TV, And I’m starting to realize it isn’t just me, Rainbows are popping up all over the globe, Hues of color like a universal glow, And hands are reaching across the seas, The land – even the mountains – To find greatness in beauty, No one should be born to suffer, No one stands alone, For people are finding their own pots of gold, Where no heart is desolate or cold, And I reach for my friends, Knowing this life will be remembered forever, Like a show on the silver screen, For life should be a happy dream, Not a nightmare of deceit, And I share my wealth with my neighbors, Even those from Africa and Shanghai, And there is no bruise to nurse, For this heart has healed, And my paradise no one shall steal, For I have discovered my pot of gold, All the colors of the rainbow shining bright, In a blue, blue sky.
For those interested in archeology and finding treasure there is more news this morning – what an interesting find! There are so many possible scenarios that could be behind this sword! Almost made me think of King Arthur and Excalibur or the violin in Red Violin. It seems like there has been a boom in discoveries from Egypt too! (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/09/3500-year-old-tomb-discovered-in-egypt.html)
Einar (47) var på reinjakt da han plutselig fant et tusen år gammelt vikingsverd
“This vikingsword is almost one meter long, and it’s over 1000 years old.” “The sword was found by Einar Åmbakk in Reinheimen in Oppland, Norway.” “He found it while hunting reindeer in hard terrain that he suddenly saw the sword.” “I would never have thought that it was a vikingsword. It’s so amazing that it’s in such good shape – Åmbakk tells Dagbladet.” “Archaeologist Espen Finstad never had a doubt that the sword came from the historic vikings: We’re 100% sure. This is a known type of sword from around the year 900 BC, says Finstad to Dagbladet.” Dagbladet is one of the biggest newspapers here in Norway.
A reindeer hunter in the mountains of southern Norway stumbled upon a Viking sword that has survived exposure to the elements for more than 1,000 years.
Einar Åmbakk found the sword because half of its blade was sticking up between stones, according to the council of Oppland County, where the hunter made his discovery. “He had seen the blade and pulled it out,” Lars Pilø, an archaeologist for the Oppland County Council, said in a post on the county’s website for its Glacier Archaeology Program, called Secrets of the Ice. “Only then did he understand that he had found a sword.”
Officials have dated the sword to between 850 AD and 950 AD.
After Åmbakk reported his find, the archaeologists and others returned to the exact location with the help of geographical information stored in photos the hunter had taken of himself holding the sword. They swept the area with a metal detector but did not find any other artifacts at the site, which is more than 5,000 feet above sea level and covered in loose stones, known as scree. According to Pilø, the sword might have come from a lost Viking who died in the mountains.
A sword found in the mountains of Norway belonged to a Viking who died more than 1,000 years ago.Photo: Espen Finstad, Secrets of the Ice/Oppland County Council
“The rough scree-covered find spot is not a place where one would walk if traveling through the area, as there is much better terrain for walking not far away,” the archaeologist noted. “This could suggest that the person who left behind the sword was lost, maybe in a snow blizzard. It seems likely that the sword belonged to a Viking who died on the mountain, perhaps from exposure. However, if that is indeed the case, was he traveling in the high mountains with only his sword? It is a bit of a mystery.”
He mentioned the possibility that the Viking died in a different location from where he dropped his sword. If he perished in an icy area, his remains might be preserved. “As it is now, his remains are long gone, and only the sword bears witness to the drama that happened here more than 1,000 years ago.”
The sword could have survived so long because in this mountainous area of Oppland County — which includes the ski town Lillehammer — it would have been covered with snow for most of the year.
The dry conditions and the high-quality iron used to make the sword would have contributed to its longevity.
Fox News reported that the find was made in the Lesja area.
“To my knowledge, a Viking sword has never been found at such a high altitude before,” Pilø told that publication.
According to the archaeologist, iron arrowheads have been found in the mountains in similarly good condition in the past, some of them dating back ever further than the sword.
“It is well preserved without any kind of scratches and bending,” Pilø wrote on the county website about the new find. “Most likely is was still in its original position or had slid somewhat down between the stones.”
One thing that did not survive was its grip at the hilt. The archaeologist said there was probably bone, wood or leather that is now gone.
Although most people associate Viking warriors with the male sex, it’s possible this sword belonged to a woman. A genetic analysis recently proved that the bones found in the late 1800s in the grave of a Viking warrior belonged to a female, despite the fact that experts had assumed she was a man for more than 100 years.