Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TREE SWALLOW ME



Last night I dreamt that I was sitting beneath an autumnal tree in the park behind my childhood house. I was making something out of leaves and wood, and there blew a gently odd wind, of the kind that stirs when magic is about to happen. A branch of the tree reached down to me in the shape of a pointing finger, and then it spread out its fingery branches so that they surrounded me under its palm. I sat inside and felt very safe and protected.

This morning, at breakfast, I am positive that the strawberry jam plumped up and rose a little to meet my spoon.

Just a little bit.....

26 Comments:

Anonymous Leena said...

Memories, feelings - so good to get them.
Greetings from autumnal Finland, leaves have fallen down from trees and the sky is mostly grey, we are ready for a coming winter.
It`s long time since I visited your blog as Mimmu.
Now I am Leena and I have photoblog.
Welcome sometimes!
I wish all the best to you!

9:51 PM  
Blogger chrome3d said...

I feel as I have listened to goth music, but the tune was one of the performer´s gentle and cute ones.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Who (or what) wouldn't rise up to meet you? I was thinking of you just this morning - just posted about past lives and shadows, so of course I thought of you.

What a beautiful and magical full moon it was! Woke me up out of a deep sleep. I heard whispers in my ear, so I got up and filled a tiny glass with cream, put it on the windowsill so the moonlight could spill in and enrich its creaminess.

Happy full moon you magical, beautiful creature!

12:01 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

What a wonderful dream Podperson. Very 'Entish'. perfect image again.

12:17 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

gently odd is good

and you are magical

xx

12:54 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

It's that magnetic personality of yours. :)

1:51 AM  
Blogger Adrianne said...

In Washington, DC it is autumn, and the trees are doing the "gently odd" (love that phrase!) rustling all the time. I always think it is the spirits letting us know that they are still there.

2:01 AM  
Blogger tam said...

I have had a similar dream. Once, running away from some angry elephants, I climbed a favourite tree and it sort of closed around me - a fantastic feeling of tree embrace & protection. Thanks. Your photos are so inspiring. They really reach to a very deep place in me.

2:08 AM  
Blogger Trac said...

I LOVE that photograph.
LOVE IT!!!! :O)
xxx

Oh and seeing as you were my first earlier, I am making you mine.

My first comment from my new address!

3:11 AM  
Blogger Trac said...

p.s. (some time later...)

I meant to ask, where is that tree?
x

7:26 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

You are just teasing me with the title of this post! 10 minutes ago, I was just listening to Dials! :-)

Have you looked into your jar of peanut butter lately?

xoxo

11:37 AM  
Blogger Technodoll said...

Did you ever see "The Fountain"? Your dream... it bears alot of resemblance :-)

Your tree is beautiful, btw.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous nathalie in avignon said...

Aaaaah Poddy, being allowed into your world is such a treat. Reading you, watching your photos, how I love it. Thanks for sharing, that old saying that you see everywhere, well that's what I want to say. Except I really mean it. You know what I mean. Thanks for opening your world to us, Pod. You are very special.

Sorry I missed the previous post but I went back and read it and that was another sweet little piece of poetry.

12:29 AM  
Blogger Chick said...

Magic...lovely...people miss it all the time...everyday...glad you didn't miss it.

2:41 PM  
Blogger DeLi said...

melancholic..and beautiful!

8:43 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Touched by ancient wisdom, indeed!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Laurie Keller said...

Howdy, Podlet. I believe the Tree is your Mum and the branches are her arms ... and because you were creating art with leaves and wood, she wanted your full attention so she pointed, to remind you that she approves. It IS magical. May your jam always be jammin'. Love from the Prairie. xoxo.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

The strawberry jam got me.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Gorgeous photo, lovely words.
I'm a fan!

1:34 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

not sure how much i'd want this one swallowing me. it is dreamy though. scary dreamy, but dreamy just the same. :)

a fantastically desolate image you've created. brilliant, i say!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

So Poddy with apologies to the beautiful "Irish Blessing" poem, to you I say,with the loveliest of intentions...
"May the strawberries rise up to meet you,
May the magic come right back,
May good friend's comments greet you
And may your ideas never lack.
May your life be filled with laughter
And your heart be filled with song
May you provide us with more photos
As you live your whole life long."
Blessings Pod!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

You are becoming one with your surroundings and must feel this in a deep way. I've heard that if you take the time to watch the trees sway in the breeze you can actually feel like you are part of everything around you. I imagine it is like some meditative state that brings peace.

Is it me or are all of you posts lately vaguely sexual?

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Magic is all around us if we choose to be aware of it. You, my dear pod, are always open to it and waiting. I feel this way sometimes just sitting in the woods.

Lovely, just lovely.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LEENA - welcome back mimmu!

CHROME - that's a very astute observation...i like it

REYA - somethings haven't risen to meet me in the past, more's the pity....tee hee

HHB - thank you stripy pegs!

LETTY - there is magical all about us!

STE - but jam isn't metallic ste??

ADRIANNE - i'm sure that it is

TAM - hello! those old trees look after us in many unassuming ways!

TRAC - i am honoured...have you made that call?? the tree is in a park near me..Centennial park

ROBOT - i knew you'd pick that up. i dare not peak at the peanut butter...

T.DOLL - i really liked the fountain. i hadn't thought of the comparison. intriguing.....

MADAME - what a lovely thing to say. you are tres special too, and je regret that we didn't have more time together! it's so great that you understand. i bow humbly to you

CHICK - it's everywhere hey?!

DELI- thank you!

ZIPPY - i'm sure they know so much..if only we would listen

LAURIE - ah, perhaps it was. she is in all things now. thank you

MR L - i hope it didn't stain?

SALTY MISS - welcome! and ta very much!

RAINDOG - it wasn't in the least scary..come back!

PAM - ha ha! you gotta laugh hay? i hope those photos do keep acomin'!

GARY - i do think it is important to connect with our surroundings. i like that you pointed that out...as for the vaguely sexual? who knows, but i'm sure it's more you than me ;0p

LYNNE - oh! i'd love to come for a stroll in the woods too. we'd be bound to see something magical!

7:28 PM  
Blogger WAT said...

Looks like the tree in SLEEPY HOLLOW, the movie directed by Tim Burton.

4:10 AM  
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7:44 PM  

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