Except for the offer of food and an occasional hug. He prefers to be outdoors.
I have given that back to him. We work it out. The door is our connection. He has his favorite rug on the bench on the deck under the big maple. And a cozy place on the front porch. And the woods. I know in deep winter he will choose a spot by the fire. For a spell. But really this is how it is. Being born outside is different than being born inside.
I keep him healthy. But here in this neck of the woods he is OK. He stays close by, but outside. And very often I find him upside down. Purring.
I have reconnected with the inner Beast. And will be taking some quiet time to stitch through Solstice, the anniversary of Mom's passing, which now gives this shift in season, into summer, new meaning each time around. And at the same time the moon is big and strong. And it's father's day. I remember Dad, how he always advised me to remember well. It's a big shift all around. It pushes me inward for another look around.
This morning, still in the grips of some shift in chemistry, (you know that right?) I began making some brown paper patterns from many of the beasts that have crossed my paths in the years of making. At the same time I get to make useful some old paper bags I have saved as well.
The beasts, BEasts, are BEings. They come and go but never seem to be gone.
Patterns for going I thought. Going is THE PATTERN.
I will use them as templates. As reminders.
And a Way to understand and complete some old work.
The deer ate the grapevines. I don't have to worry about that anymore.
I will probably spend the weekend backtracking a bit to catch up with the patchwork thing. And solving the camera issue. Also initiating a format for the Visual Journal. I plan to open Patchwork beasts as well, for free, because it is fun and my heart is light. It is an old class and I want to revamp it a bit. So Hey Ho and see you Monday.
PS. Thanks to all of you have contributed to the effort. I tried to send thank yous in response to PayPal donations, but many folks have different emails associated with their account and do not receive my notes. I know. So know your support has helped me continue in a bigger way. Love.
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