The container we know as time has always been a curiosity for me, and I’ve always been curious as to why that is true for me. A mystery within a mystery. But one thing is true, each slice of time can be so uniquely different, so amazing, so banal, so perfectly ordinary and so perfectly wonderous, to look at each one is a constant delight. For me this week has been filled with strange things, cosmic things, things asking to be understood deeply and at the same time requiring acceptance just as they are in their un-understood wholeness. Ever have weeks like that?
Mine included finding a hidden pocket inside a shirt I’ve had and worn for many many years and never once noticed. It included falling down a rabbit hole of scent, both working with some I’m creating and discovering the work of another natural perfumer Patrick Kelly who is producing a line of alchemical wonders called Sigil scents. Much magic afoot with both those things. This week I discovered that someone I know who died last month, someone with a great interest in astronomy, had an asteroid named after him the day before his death. It’s an honor he would have loved, and it delights me thinking his spirit could hitch a ride across the cosmos in such a way. And I received an order from Conveyer Studio, an independent publisher of some remarkable works. One of the things I ordered was a bundle of three publications in a series entitled Mercuria. Here’s the blurb describing the work: “An experimental publication inspired by names of Mercurian geology, wherein craters named after artists, writers, and musicians commingle in space with ridges named after scientists. From the systematic to the subjective, Mercury makes an appearance across diverse fields of inquiry, creating connections between starkly disparate disciplines. From astrology to geology and from myth to medicine, this shape-shifting quicksilver is the source of the word mercurial.” Knowing my love of Mercury, I’d say this is pretty much right up my alley don’t you agree?
But this week I’ve also collected a number of links to things I think are worthy of sharing as well. I hope you decide to check at least some of them out and enjoy them too.
- A solar system quilt from the 1800s used as a teaching tool, which also happens to be, in my opinion, an extraordinary work of art by Ellen Harding Baker. There is so much to honor in our foremothers who achieved so much under such limiting conditions.
- I also enjoyed this article by astrologer Kelly Surtees who discusses the personality traits associated with the phase of your birth moon. This is something I’ve been interested in for many years and have gathered information about my own phase, waxing gibbous, but it’s fun to see what she has to say. There are any number of calculators available to find your phase, but here’s one if you’re interested in doing so.
- Because of my fashion surprise this week, I especially love this allegory about a Velcro dress by Heather Plett.
- Love this advice about the importance of dancing like an idiot.
- And finally, to summarize, a dancing fashionista indeed – an utterly amazing blanket octopus.
So now you’ve had a peek into my week and my world, how about sharing something from yours? Do tell – you know I love to hear.