How does the goddess clothe herself?We are part of this world. Energies rise within us, too. We may put these to creative use, or we may find new energies within relationships.
Her handmaidens have woven her a cloak
from all the flowers of springtime:
Larkspur and crocus, violets and rose,
narcissus sweet as honey, nectar lilies.
She needs no perfume, for her robes
are as fragrant as her very self.
When we inhale the springtime,
we are breathing in her beauty.
--The Cyprian Lays, Greek, eighth century BCE
I have been feeling restless today... yes. A certain restlessness to use the creative energies that have been given to me as a gift, and have been supported by my loved ones, my wonderful guy.
At least in part I know that this has actually been there for some time, this rise in creativity in me, and yes, quite possibly with the returning energies of springtime too, but was blocked by the way I was feeling and the inherent negativity that I had cocooned around me. But hey, now I'm feeling it, I'm really feeling it.
I want to embrace those energies, now and get writing again, and I know I've said this a million times, but get some stuff out there too. The mind abounds with possibilities, there are so many things I can do. I could make a list of all of the projects in the pipe and there are about five things that spring to mind right from the top of my head, and that's without digging around in all the shadowy half thoughts of, that would make a good story
I also really need my photo editing software. I know it's not brilliant, but it's what I know, and learning a new one I'll confess to being unsure that wouldn't frustrate me. I'm just being honest there. But there are images I need to play with. Okay this part I will confess has been rekindled by some - at least in my opinion - outstanding digital artwork that Mir has made recently for her FB page and her web page and all. She has such skill in these things, is very artistic and creative. There are times when I am in awe of her. Also though, if I finish the latest SGA story I'm doing, I'm going to need to make the banners for the next ones. An nteresting problem to find a solution for. How to get all of the things I need that I left behind in England without a) it costing a fortune, and b) them getting lost in the mail, like just about everything else here. I'm thinking maybe Fedex might be my friend.
And still very much want to do a photography course. Mir and I were talking about that a lot recently, checking out some of the courses there.. It will be good to be able to do at some point. Take those pictures I want to take. I remember the walk we went on, Mir and I, just along the road, to take pictures of what we could see in nature, and the amazing pictures that Mir took for me then... and the amazing ones she's taken of the rats, and of snowy benches at Biltmore, and... and... and... She's very good. I'd like to be that good, even half of that. I see the ideas in my head, so I want to be able to take the kind of shots I want.
I know I'm rambling... guess I'm feeling that spring energy more than I realised, and perhaps that's the cause of the restlessness. That and the desire to create, to write, that and knowing I have a weekend coming where I can start to do some of that, to embrace and reconnect with the goddess' creative energies inside of myself.