Hello to you. It’s Wednesday. There is the sound of rapid gun-fire somewhere in town just now – sounds like it’s just down the street by the man-made pond where they just built a bunch of new houses. Living where I do that isn’t uncommon to hear people target practicing or hunting but not at 6:55 am on a school day! Kind of weird. With all the mass shootings in this country now it’s unsettling to hear gun fire like that because it’s hard to know if people are hunting animals or other people! We live right near an Jr. High School and an Elementary school.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to revisit making music with my lap harp (https://saymber.com/2016/07/23/22-july-2016-my-first-light-song-using-my-music-maker-lap-harp-to-help-me-a-possible-new-way-to-make-music-practicing-the-exercise-of-following-through-for-people-with-adhd-aka-monkey-mind/). The pendant I was using before lost all the color coating on it so I can’t really use it and it’s difficult to use. So I came up with an idea to toss my collection of colored Sharpie markers and that actually worked lol! I definitely need to refine this idea. It’s fun to be creative and explore new ways of making music.
This is the combination that came up. I had to laugh when I actually played it on my harp because it sounded horrible, dissonant just like this world looks and sounds to me right now:
So – Blue, Do – Pink, La – Indigo, G – Teal, Fa – Green, Ti, Violet, Do – Red, Re – Orange, Fa – Lime Green, B – Pink, Fa – Green, Mi – Yellow, D – Brown, Do- Red, Ti – Violet, B – Pink, Ti – Violet, C# – orange, La – Indigo, Fa – Green, Re- Orange, B- Fuchsia, Ti – Violet, Re – Orange
When I had the markers laid out, a large fly landed specifically on an orange marker and flew away. Colors can “mean” many things. Lately orange for me has been about our President. This time the colors orange, green, black and brown brought to mind the Irish slave trade: https://saymber.com/2016/09/24/24-sept-2016-london-town-2016-film-starring-jonathan-rhys-meyers-and-inconvenient-truths-of-our-past-the-irish-slave-trade/.
This phrase, “Slavery is not a color problem it is a human problem” came to mind looking at these colors put together. In this very day and age we have human beings being trafficked, bought and sold into slavery (Lybia: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/horrified-by-libya-slave-trade-rwanda-offers-refuge-african-migrants-wishing-leave-country-1648518). Sometimes the slavery is consensual but it is slavery nonetheless.
The dream I had last night/this morning (time doesn’t exist in the dream world of course) was about being in a place where women had wings. I had wings too but we didn’t use them, we hid them until one day when “Grandma” was gone. I can remember flying over water were other women with wings were. Then she was coming back unannounced and we had to hurry and clean up before we got caught using our wings.
This dream is resonant to what I am seeing in the headlines ever day about sexual misconduct. Women want to soar next to the men and make this world a better place without shame for being who they are…without the four letter word FEAR clipping their wings. People just want to be who they have been put on this earth to be. They just keep getting obstructed! If you notice, babies are talking and becoming aware faster and faster than I’ve ever seen before. I wonder if this is an indication of the state of emergency we are in?