Thursday, May 31, 2007

Eddy defined...well sorta

Merriam Webster Online
Eddy from the Middle English (Scots) ydy,probably from Old Norse "itha"
1.a: a current of water or air running contrary to the main current;
especially : a circular current:
2: a contrary or circular current (as thought or policy)

some more photos with the tiny digicam

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The eye as not only a window, but an eddy of the soul.

I purchased a little $ 15.00 camera from Palace in Santa Cruz about a month ago and even though it's not the hightech wonder of the world, it takes pictures of a blurry/polarroidish edge that I like for art. I have never painted realistic looking pictures for the same reason. Keep in mind that I am brand new to this blog stuff...but it might just save my life. Search the word "Eddy" on Wikipedia.

Annie B.'s Eddy

"You have been telling the people
that this is the eleventh hour
Now you must go back and tell people
and that there are things to be considered.
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community
Be good to each other
and do not look outside of yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast
It is so great and swift
that there are those who will be afraid
They will try to hold onto the shore;
They will feel they are being torn apart
and they will suffer greatly
know the river has it's destination
The elders say we must let go of the shore
Push off into the middle of the river,
Keep our eyes open and our heads above water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history
we are to take nothing personally,
least of all...ourselves!!!
For the moment we do,
our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the world is over;
Gather yourselves
Banish the word STRUGGLE from your vocabulary
All that we do now must be done
in a sacred manner-and in celebration!

That is what has been called "A Message from the Hopi Elders" that I found in a random free alternative weekly in Placerville, California last spring. I then heard it again sung out as a long song (though Hopi elders were not acknowledged the woman singing it had a good intention) in the Mission in San Francisco during Dia de los Muertos last October 2006. It is not only timely, but I find myself reading it again and again, each time gleaning a new understanding, a new aha! everytime...and yet so simple a message.