*19 Nov 2017 edit* I was reading the book of poems I bought (Favorite Poems Old and New Selected by Helen Ferris, page 541) tonight with Kyle and came across the poem in the picture! Turns out my Grandma Huff didn’t write it after all. The author’s name is George Cooper! My Grandma Becker apparently loved this poem and knew it by heart. She must have translated it and just forgot to add the author’s name.
Hello to you. It’s Wednesday morning, 7:22 am, as I begin to write to you. Can you believe the month is already half over?!! Somebody must have pushed the fast forward button or something lol! People are asking questions about Christmas gifts and all that and I’m just not ready for it! I’m pretty much just get me a gift card if you feel you must buy me something or donate to a charity in my name anymore. I just don’t want anymore “stuff” unless it’s functional and or has a purpose. Kyle’s parents asked what we wanted for Christmas and at first he didn’t have an answer and then remembered we had wanted to buy a small confection oven to replace our long dead microwave. We are getting to that time in our lives where we just don’t want anymore crap to dust lool!
Yesterday I got a present via a text from my Aunt Ruthie. She shared a poem with a picture of my Great Grandma Huff about fall. This beautiful poem is written in my Grandma Carol’s handwriting and had been hanging in my Uncle Walt’s office, her brother, until he died a couple of years ago.
Come little leaves,” said
the wind one day.
“Come over the meadow
with me and play.
Put on your dresses of
red and gold,
The summer’s gone and the days go cold.”
As soon as the leaves heard
the wind’s loud call,
down they came tumbling
one and all.
Over the brown fields they
danced and flew
singing the soft little songs
“Cricket, goodbye!” We’ve been
friends so long –
Little brook, sing us your
Say you are sorry to see us go.
Ah, you will miss us
quite well we know.”
The poem makes a little ache in my chest when I read it. The way I interpret it is that we are like the leaves and when the wind makes it’s loud call, God, we fly away home and we are missed. So many of my elder’s, my ancestors, my Ancient One’s have done as the leaves and have answered the wind’s call. I miss them almost every day but keep them alive in heart and how I live my daily life. There are very much alive in me.
Kyle and I binge watched some Stranger Things 2 yesterday. It started out slow and now is just really picking up at Episode 4. I feel like a lot of my drawings to even include the wisp people I was drawing have been leading up to me watching this darn show lol! I’ve mentioned this before that sometimes my art seems to be like a tv guide lol. Not very specific or very useful it feels like. Kind of like what it’s like talking to someone in another room. Unless you go to the person where they are speaking from, all you get is just get bits and pieces but nothing specific enough to be really useful. Anyhew…the show is so good! I think because it’s set in the 1980’s, my teenage years, it really is hitting my nostalgia buttons!
I’ve really started to wonder lately if it is possible for human beings to be “hacked” by the unseen (be it stuff like Wifi signals, unseen bugs, vapors or the paranormal – God is energy and everything is energy so….even being hacked by “God?” Are we always driving the “car” that is our body?) and this show is certainly exploring that with the character Will who I really resonate with. Watching him frantically drawing pictures of what he was experiencing in his mind really resonated with me and what I do outside with my chalk drawings sometimes. I told Kyle last night, from my own experiences, I believe there is a world we all can see, one we can’t and the one we are told exists.
Stranger Things 2 | Final Trailer [HD] | Netflix
My dream factory didn’t generate the sort of dreams I had expected after binge watching such a show! I guess that “production” is still in the works lol.
Instead I dreamt about shopping for clothes – fashion! There was something about the wearing of a bandana on the head with a hat (this is from my character in FFXIV, Aurora, getting a new hat that has a bandana underneath) for Good Friday. There was a woman dressed in a long tan colored felt or velvet dress. She had black hair that was in a big bun on the top of her head and she looked like Eva Green (me thinking about Reeve Carney and Vanessa Ives yesterday I guess) and she was spinning in front of someone impossibly fast without getting dizzy. Then she suddenly stopped, worrying and asking, “Did I damage the dress?” as she examined the bottom hem of the dress that had touched the floor while she was spinning.
The other dream was triggered by the scene in Stranger Things 2 where Winona’s character Joyce Byers (Byers is the last name of a guy I had a crush on during Senior High School that looked like David Bowie lol), is trying to figure out how to watch a VHS-C tape in a regular VHS player. I remember having that problem – we had an adaptor to make it so you could watch the smaller sized tape in a regular VHS machine. My dream was about my ex asking me if I liked the adult movie he had picked out lol. Ugh. Way to go dream factory, way to go.
Anyhew…time to get started with the day. I hope this finds you well. Send some sunshiney wishes this way….gray and overcast again!
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