is for Crow bowl.
Sometimes I have no clue how my brain works. Well to be truthful, I don’t think I fully understand how any brain works. I’m mostly content knowing it’s magic contained in a cranium. But what I really mean is somehow the oddest thoughts pop into my mind that I find highly entertaining, and yet I have no clue what triggered them. I decided long ago my gray mattered was filled with rabbit holes and my thoughts like to fall down them.
Last night this amusing thought came to me – would it be possible to describe oneself with one-word answers in 3 specific categories, and in doing so could we gleam something meaningful about that person. And the three categories that popped into my brain were: animal, scent, and shape.
So if I told you Crow, Frankincense, Spiral do you think you’d have a sense of who I am? And would that person be the same as the me that says Elephant, Lilac, Lemniscate? Bee, Vanilla, Crescent? And the I proceeded to entertain myself with many many other perfectly-true descriptions and tried to see what they said about me. Is one cluster of descriptions enough? Does two or three add depth or just confuse things? Why did my mind come up with those specific categories in the first place? Would other categories be equally telling/amusing/more or less helpful? Eventually I had to slam the door shut on all the ponderings as I could feel my brain cells overheating. To cool things off I had a glass of milk and some cookies. The perfect distraction don’t you think?
But I’m still thinking about it today, albeit a bit differently. I love the mystery of things. I love looking at things symbolically, I like winding roads, I love following clues. I love the mix of the perfectly simple and the mind-boggling complex; and that’s what each on of us is. And I find it endlessly delightful.
Showing you peeks into what I treasure is as soul-bearing as a most intimate conversation might be, and yet it’s also simply fun. Glance at me or look at me deeply – who I am doesn’t essentially change no matter how you choose to look. That’s true of every single thing in our awareness. What are we seeing? What are we ignoring? What eyes are we looking with? Am I seeing one facet of a jewel and imagining I’m seeing the whole thing, or am I taking a wider view and missing the amazing small bits. It’s all so interesting! And I’m going to have to stop pondering now before the need for more cookies arises.
Today I’m sharing a photo of a Crow bowl a friend recently gifted me with.
What a fabulous crow – he looks mischievous and no doubt he’s a smooth talker, and look at his slightly unkempt hair. Isn’t he someone you want to know? Don’t you imagine he knows mysteries? Has friends in every part of the world? Knows what’s important and how to laugh about it all? Yep – I think he does. And I love having him in my world where he can whisper reminders that it’s true about all of us.
And now tag – you’re it. What are you treasuring today? What’s your favorite C? Give us a clue about who you are with an animal, scent, shape description. Do tell – you know I love to hear.