is for quiet
I’m using this new moon day as a day to be quiet, to withdraw into myself a bit and listen.
This morning I drew a card using the Kitchen Tarot. I love this deck. Fiber artist Susan Shie created art quilts for each of the arcana using kitchen imagery and eventually a deck was created.
It delights me endlessly that she represents the traditional hermit image as a dish soap bottle. All her connections are fabulous, and spot on. Truly isn’t the time you spend washing dishes a perfect opportunity for contemplation, for musing, for spending time with yourself?
“I need to be silent
for a while,
worlds are forming
in my heart.”
It feels like that to me – that worlds are forming in my heart. Star stuff is swirling and gathering, luminous whirlpools are collecting, and planets are ready to spring forth.
And what about you? What’s this new moon day bringing for you? Is there something you do that you supports quiet contemplation? What worlds are forming in your heart? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Deborah, thank you for the reminder about the new and the opportunity to think of new beginnings. I believe I have found my purpose in life. That is, I have a clearer way of articulating it. How awesome to think that this naming of my life purpose has occurred with the new moon! I really appreciate your sharing these tarot cards! Lovely!
Oh how exciting – and such a wonderful thing to celebrate!
Oh my. Yes, a dish bottle for retreating into yourself in front of the sink. For centuries, we have done this, haven’t we? I just read Elda’s post about empathy and then this one. Between the two, you are both asking me to dive deeply into that silent space of just being. I love it. Today is Sunday, a great day for such things. I think that I will go for a walk (with my new Yakthax) and enjoy the sounds of dripping snow.
Sounds perfect Amy. I’ve just been reading something Thoreau said about walking and I’m thinking I need to have a walk to think some more about it.
This was beautifully written. Washing dishes and contemplation go so well together. Your blog is always inspiring.
Thanks for your kind words Sharon – and I’m always glad when you stop by.