all along with this mending for goats, there has been a strong sense of the cloth work Continuing in some silent subliminal way. and this morning, YES! suddenly i put together 3 pieces of floss, brown, red, orange to get the right color of blood and YES!, knew to stitch across the lightning where it hits with its vertical to give life to the horizontal! and knew to use the stacked stitch to create the heartbeat, the pulse.............. so, YES!....it all weaves together of it's own accord.
so after the birth of the first kids, the next big event was to seperate the bucks and does as they should be. this worried me...., how it would go. but, it WENT! TaDa!!!
and pictured too, the buck hut....for temporary shade, and shelter from storms. it will be a very Boro construction.
i have SO many images arising in my mind for cloth.
This Morning....i thought there was nothing left in me but when i went out to feed and then take a look at what was accomplished yesterday.....look! i think these might very well be images captured of all the Good Energies being sent this way by You All.............Thank You
and as they have, three times this week, the "help" brought contributions to a potluck meal. there were 9 of us, three children. i didn't think it was going to happen Again, so was unprepared with the Diaries Cloth on the table. no time to put it back up on the wall, i followed Jude's thinking and for the first time, it was rolled and set to preside from the top of the futon couch. i kept glancing over at it, wondering.
this was the longest day yet.
it began innocently and almost peacefully. but then, the momentum rose.
i don't really feel comfortable with Help. but i cannot put up all this fencing without it. and so...help comes. i have had more company in the last days than i have had for going on 17 years. Everybody loves goats. Everybody wants to Help.
and how do you think about this? the little Julian, 2 and a half, said to his mom when we left California that night last week with all the goats loaded in the horse trailer and truck .............................."I guess they didn't want me."
how does an Old Nana deal with that?
i don't need any comments about this. really. but it is about Love and what that means. to the Old and to the New who are just experiencing it for the first time.
and today when i was digging out a bush, i can't remember it's name at the moment, but a bush that would be in the area of the buck pen and i don't know if it is poisonous to them....i killed a snake. with the shovel. not even knowing it was there and why didn't it Run Away, but it didn't and i killed it.
Pens. i am thinking. about pens. about How It All Is. complicated stuff.
reading Jude's Post in Magic Diaries, i thought i had a thought. how i could find a different place for the Diaries Cloth than where it's been on the Wall when not on the table being worked on. i didn't want to roll it up. but i thought i would put it on the south Room window, as curtain for a while. so i did that, but once there, i knew that i very much want to keep going with it in a focused way. so, no.
but then....i realized the "underthought". that i wanted access to that design Wall for some small cloths. and Why?, i wondered. and then it was very clear. as if this thought had just been waiting for me to think it. in November there is the Festival of the Cranes down the way at Bosque del Apache. you could google both those. they have an Art tent. Bird people come from all over the world. My alzheimer's B is losing ground fast. so income from caring for her might not continue for that long. i KNOW that i DO NOT want to continue with another person. So...the question is, what can fill that space? and the underthought is: What If i get some smallish cloths ready for the Festival and see if it can happen that way???
and this is familiar. it goes back to Contemporary Woven Boro. it isn't really a cloth, just ideas pinned together. but i love all the ideas a lot and can envision them becoming a cloth. about visual music.
so....if i began now, i MIGHT have enough to take. it's juried, so would need to have a few ready soon. Hmmmm.
of to goat world.
yesterday the current issue of Snow Lion came. first thing i noticed on front page was
The Simple Path...an excerpt from Anam Thubten's new book, The Magic of Awareness.
"The practice of true devotion is devotion to life. It is not devotion to some grand idea of divine, but devotion to life itself. In that process the notion of "your life" and "my life" dissolves.
There is only life.
It's like sitting in the ocean. There is no my ocean. There is no my sky, my universe, or my cosmos. There is only ocean. There is only sky. There is only cosmos. In the same way, there is only life, and life is already unfolding."
"goats see very well. a goat's eyesight is the equivalent to what a human sees with 8x or 10x binocular power due to the rectangular pupils. Slit-shaped pupils are found in species which are active in a wide range of light levels. In strong light, the pupil constricts and is small, but still allows light to be cast over a large part of the retina. The orientation of the slit may be related to the direction of motions the eye is required to notice most sensitively (so a vertical pupil would increase the sensitivity of the eyes of a small cat to the horizontal scurrying of mice). The narrower the pupil, the more accurate the depth perception of the peripheral vision is, so narrowing it in one direction would increase depth perception in that plane. Animals like goats and sheep may have evolved horizontal pupils because better vision in the vertical plane may be beneficial in mountainous environments. they do see color." from the goat lady @all experts.com
pictured above is Gideon, the senior buck. he is a national grand champion. he is also very gentle and elicits that in the responses of the two other bucks.
at the top is Snowbunny. the Matriarch. she likes to breathe with you, share breath, putting her nose and mouth on yours.
THANK YOU, Michelle for your FarReachingLove...............
Eva...here is the book. and nance, it's the one you told me about???
this is the catalog from the exhibit of Kei Kawasaki and Stephen Szczepanek of Sri ..Spirit Cloth side bar.... Portland Japanese Garden. which you can google and can order it if you like. it's really beautiful. if you remember, some of us talked about this a while ago.