The Petrification of Dreams
The Whispers of Old Souls
He kneeled there, shaking as he became aware of his surroundings... the cavern. The deep cavern in which he fell was the one that held the lost souls of a forgotten time. He inhaled slowly, feeling the silence around him thicken. He knew they were watching. They were waiting for his invitation. Finally, they thought, a soul to tell our tale. Many centuries forgotten, many frightened people came and passed them by... but this one was different. He stayed. The wind itself held its breath, only exhaling when he lifted his hand as if to say... teach me.
The Wings of Wisdom
The Bound Believer
Shaking, softly whispering, holding, wishing to never have to let go again. Her arms clung tightly to him, knowing he would not be here long, or ever again.
A wish come true-- a visit from the sky...
The Birth of Thought
The Reality II
To step back and focus within. To stop the idle chatter. To take time to calm my soul.
And ask what I wanted to show the world.
I have been running away from my emotions; the heartbreak of declining health, the loss of loved ones and the overwhelming feeling of being utterly silenced to the rest of the world.
The acceptance of the silence. To find my way through my darkened path. To discover my journey and push ever forward-- trusting my instincts and revealing what is hidden in the dark.
The Revelation in the Shadows
The Forest Spirit
The Thoughtful Caress of Memories
In those quiet nights she stayed, among the lost and lonely, to show them the memories they had almost forgotten.
The Last Lullaby
Hvem skal synge meg - Who shall sing me
i daudsvevna slynge meg - into the death-sleep sling me
når eg på Helvegen går - When I walk on the Path of Death
og dei spora eg trår er kalda, så kalda - and the tracks I tread are cold, so cold
- Wardruna, from the song Helvegen
The Last Goodbye
Once upon a time, there stood a little shed in a large backyard. The wood all silver as it watched, throughout all the seasons, two little children play, grow and become who they are today. It deteriorated with each year as the children grew stronger and wiser. It stood proud when it was the first house on the street but now, it was only a place to store the other neglected parts of life but that was only until the roof collapsed...
Beginnings and endings. Life and death. Earth is the essence of grounding, stability and also of nature and balance. The colour is green, the time is midnight and the direction is North. It is represented by plants, trees, dirt, sand, gnomes and goblins. There is Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and there is of course, Mother Nature. The meaning of Earth is "to know" or "to keep silent". The sense is touch.
But what does Earth mean to me? It means the fallen tree in my orchard, the new growth of flowers below the decaying limbs. It means the place where I saved an orphaned baby bunny from the elements and comforted a crow's last breath. The trees and mossy ground comforted me in my darkest times. It inspired my dreams and kept me company on many quiet days. Earth was an element that I fully embraced as a child and still do to this day. Earth is a comforting mother that just listens to you and allows your thoughts to guide themselves.
When life is about to begin and a connection is formed between the soul and the Earth. The seedling that she nurtured for so long, is growing into budding promise. The roots are forming and the child is awakening to discover the world around but also, the world within. Discovering who she truly is and what she is going to become.
Whisper quietly, whisper truthfully. Whisper the last thing you wish them to hear.