Archive | April 22, 2016

Adventures in weirdodom

I went to the eye doctor today and had to take 2 bused and 4 trains to do it and it was an adventure in hell. I got up at 5:30 so I could make my 8am appt in Pasadena. For some unknown reason the sheriffs came on at the next to last stop and shooed everyone off the train and told every one it would be a minute. I knew there had been a mentally challenged person screaming most of the way but they let everyone back on and it started back the other way and never went to Union station so I had to take a train back to Union Station and it stopped in the tunnel and the lights went out for about 5 minutes and then it started uo again and went to the station, So I had to run to make the Gold line train. I got there exactly on time and then couldn’t find the entrance for that Dr’s office. Oy!
I did like the opthamologist a lot but I have to have another exam somewhere else for glasses, she doesn’t do them. I did find out that I have no glaucoma, no bad changes from being diabetic for the last 10 years and the fact that I see a dragon periodically is not imagined I have dragon shaped scar tissue floating in my eye. She even drew it for me.
I have my dragon due to anaphylaxis from some clown getting some tiny bit of oat in my breakfast about 3 years ago and I’m deathly allergic and at one point the inside of my eye started bleeding. I remember sitting there thinking, “Why am I seeing a Chinese dragon and watching it grow. It eventually went to a pale see through and not a bloody red dragon. It loves to get playful when I’m on my computer at work so it needs to be checked periodically so it doesn’t stick to my retina. Something I didn’t know. If it does she told me to go straight to the ER. Lovely… But I also have no sign of cataracts or macular degeneration which made my dad blind.
After 2 ½ hours of drops and bright lights I got to put on those lovely stylish light blockers they give you and went and got breakfast and got back on the train to go home.
Was today some kind of Jehovah Witness holiday? They were at every train and bus station and there was one on every train car coming home. I got offered a booklet by a very nice lady and declined it. When we got to the new LA River Park she wanted to know what it was and I told her that the LA river is being allowed to go wild and that was a good thing so she started talking about it was good that people were taking care of the planet. I told her, yes, that was why I was a druid. Had to repeat it twice. She had no clue so she just nodded and blessed me. Can’t wait until she asks someone what a druid is? Wish I could see her face when she finds out she was talking to a pagan.
When I finally made it to the bus at work some weirdo in sweat shorts sat across from me and reached up his pant leg and was diddling himself and wiping his hand on the seat. Ewwwww! I told the bus driver when I got off he might want to disinfect that seat before the next run since work is the end of the line. Can’t wait to go home. I still look like Puss ‘n boots with my eyes dilated but oh well. But it does male you wonder if you’re as weird as they are or maybe you went down the rabbit hole.

Earth Day Playlist

Calypso – John Denver
The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver
The Earth, the air, the fire, the water – Libana
Earth Day, Every Day – John Denver
The Earth is our Mother – Libana
From a Distance – Kathy Matea
Fur and Feathers – Anne Hill
Let there be peace on Earth – Melinda Caroll
Morning has broken – Craig Duncan
Raven’s Child – John Denver
Sanctify the Earth – Circle of Song – Kate Marks
This Piece of Earth – West of Eden
To the wild country – John Denver
Windsong – John Denver

For the beauty of the Earth

One of my favourite childhood hymns

1 For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Refrain:
Lady of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light. (Refrain)

3 For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight. (Refrain)

4 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild. (Refrain)

I sing

By me which just also happen to be my initials😉

I sing a song to the Earth

My home in space

Home to trees

And whales

Mountains of shales

Lands that shake

And lands that bake

Lands of snow where north winds blow

I sing of animals that swim

Of ones that creep and

Some that cringe

They see the harm that we do everyday

And know that they can not get away

So today and everyday

Ride your bicycle

And reuse, restore and recycle.

I pray on Earth Day

I pray for winds that blow both sweet and clear

I pray for waters that wash everything clean

I pray for earth and the nourishing food she grows

I pray for the fire and warmth of the sun to shine.

I pray for trees that are straight and tall

I pray for trees that are gnarled and small

I pray for flowers that greet the day

I pray for the earthworms that plow the soil

I pray for the birds upon the air

I pray for birds that walk the earth

I pray for the buffalo, the wild horse and the boar

I pray for the cow, the sow and the ram

I pray for the ladybug, the scarab and the mosquito

I pray for salmon, whale and dolphin

I pray for trout and pike and bass

I pray for deer and fox and skunk

I pray that all things are balanced, the wild and the tame

I pray for wind and sun and rain.

I pray that Earth Day be every day.

I pray for our big blue marble a drift in a sky of velvet darkness

I pray we live as friends with the earth,

I pray we return to air and fire and earth and water.

I pray we return and I pray we learn

I pray we return and I pray we learn

I pray we return and I pray we learn.

An Earth Day Prayer

Gaia, those who listen to you, hear your cries

Those who see, see when we do harm to you

Those who feel know your sorrow

Let more people’s ears be open to your sorrows

Let more people see what has been done to you

Let more people feel your sadness

Let use seek to heal what must be healed

The waters, the land and the peoples

Let us know that a small harm multiplies

Let us never cease caring for you

Let us never to cease trying to open the ears and eyes

Of the one’s who claim dominion over your body.

Let us seek to heal you and by doing be healed ourselves

Let us hear the trees and their guardian Dryads

Let us see the ocean’s creatures and their guardian Merfolk

Let us know the fresh waters runnings and their guardian Undines

Let us listen to the earth and her guardian Gnomes

Let us be aware that we are not the only ones must live

On our spinning blue marble.

Let us be open. Let us heal you. Let us live.

Kat 2014

Poetry month – Earth Day

Earth Day, Every Day (celebrate) Lyrics
“Earth Day, Every Day (celebrate)” was written by John Denver.
Celebrate morning,
The cry of a loon on a lake in the night
Dreams that are born in the dawn’s early light
Celebrate morning.

Celebrate living,
The laughter that sings in the heart of a child,
Freedom that flies to the call of the wild,
Celebrate living.

Celebrate evening,
The stars that appear in the loss of the sun,
Whispering winds, ‘We are one, we are one’…

Celebrate Earth Day, every day,
Celebrate Earth Day, every day
Celebrate land and sea
Celebrate you and me
Celebrate Earth Day, every day

Songwriters
JOHN DENVER

Flameshift

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Every day and every night that I say the genealogy of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow
May I seek to know great knowledge,
May I acknowledge the intelligence of others
May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons
May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.
May I be a child of Brighid.

SelfBlessing is by me

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Brighid, bean-oirdheirc
Lasrach grad
Fetaim lasrach soillse
Thoir cuireadh sinne
ris a’ bheatha
mhaireannach`

Brighid, Sublime Woman
Quick flame
Long may you burn bright!
You give us the invitation
to life everlasting

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Today’s reading

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Reunion

Six of Cups 

Affection and love in a situation that may have taken time to resolve. Recognition of ancestral or reincarnated memory. Polaric love between soulmates.

The source of the waters of memory and deep love. 

Reunion with an old friend, soulmate or a wise part of oneself. A feeling of inner peace.