This is the Cloth of Continuing. the Cloth of Going Through that i made in September of 2011 for Wendy Golden Levitt's children. Wendy's original thought was a Cloth that could be for when a child was ready to, ..... go. When they had finished with their work in her Sacred Space Place. But sometimes the kids would go through a few times, i don't really know, maybe even many. And sometimes they would just part the opening and not Go through, but just look through to the other side.
Today, Wendy sent me this
here is the Cloth of Continuing, placed by a child in the sand tray. Wendy said it took the child two hours to choose and place the things on the Cloth. For the child, it's about Going. Continuing on. From a place she loves to a new and different place which has promise, but is not the Place she loves and has loved.
How perfect that this mail should arrive today. But then, that's how it is with things from Wendy.
So, I could just decide to take a Blog Break. long and indefinite or just put stuff here as it comes. I am not sure yet. But for now, we'll see how it goes.
But in looking back through the Picasa Library of photographs, and there are zillions and all are so heartfelt, looking back for a pic of this cloth...it's like going back through days of my life as they have passed, backwards...........Jude has cloths. I have photographs. both work. But right at the time of this Cloth was the Magic Diaries Cloth. From close to the beginning for me with Spirit Cloth.
so i went to find it somewhere folded on shelves and spread it here. How faded it had become. It hung on the west window wall of the ROOM for some years till i took it down and folded it away. It is full of dust too. Since i never finished so much of the stitching down, to wash it was ify so i didn't. Just folded it up and set it aside. And because all in that time was so exciting and new, i just kept Going.
So....from Jan. 2012. Now unto today. and i am like Wendy's child, needing to go but ......
So...i am thinking this eve, maybe i will work on the Magic Diaries Cloth for however long. Today i went to the bank and had cashiers checks made out to the kids of mine...all of the Old Cowboy's money that finally came. They are in the US postal Service network at this moment, probably already gone out of Albuquerque, whizzing their way in trucks to California and Colorado. To California, where Jenny and Alyssia are going through real estate things...making lists....making appointments. Sometimes Jenny sends me things like this and since it's taken from the computer screen....well....
Real Estate pics. Kind of hard to see. But we can get the drift. and i smile looking at them....Jenny is so not into "desert" but really...this is desert of a different kind. So much of the land in that part of California is like this. And yes, not sand. But here rocks and clay. OK. It's what they love.
Somewhere in the last few days i wrote this in the morning. I set out. To find the bottom line. I worked hard making a Place and i made a Place. I made it. Now, I will need to make a new place and i am nearing the end of my time. This is new.....nearing the end of my time...Different than before.
I don't know how to do this part...that has an End in sight.