Philomath polyglot wolf with river otter traits & a penchant for documentaries, tea, NPR, the internet & BOOKS. Half-dyke, cat-mom, geek. Seeker and Sought. Survivor, in many of its myriad meanings. Given the right bait, I might give chase. Oh, and I *like* being female. My Loved Ones are in the Emerald City, MI, SC, NM & KS. The Li tattoo over my heart reminds me of what is truly precious. Celtic silver on my fingers, moonstones in my ears, & bright polish on my toes (and she shall have fun wherever she goes). *grins* I sing a LOT; do you? Tell me your top 5 books/authors, and why. I may often be chatty and vocal, but the astutue person remembers that the ripples on the surface do not always tell how deep the water goes, or what resides therein.
"Mitakuye Oyasin" refers to the interconnectedness of all beings and all things ("all my realtions"). We are all connected. We are all One.
To me, the greatest gift we can give others (and ourselves) is to live with an open heart. It may not always be easy (in fact, sometimes it's damn difficult) but the rewards are *always* worth it.
"Sometimes at night, I see their faces, I feel the traces they've left on my soul. And those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul; I tell you, those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul." "Travellin' Man," Bob Seger
PS. This next quote is stolen lovingly from another friend's LiveJournal. It says pretty much what I want to say about God, & I think we can both thank Madeleine L'Engle for that. ;-)
"How can one understand the incarnation except in terms of complete love? I don't believe God looks like Moses with a bad temper. If I want to see God, I'll go out on a clear night and look at the stars; at the God who says: "I love you this much." -- Madeleine L'Engle