A Walk With Shadow Self

Indigo and Cornflower

Distant thunder rumbles and clouds split the sky – inky indigo and cornflower blue.  A few prairie seeds are ripe, but I harvest lightly as the birds need some forage for late season and winter.  Nearby is silence but in the background crickets set up a soft continuous call.  Marvin Cone clouds tower to the east, while an anvil cloud over reaches from the west.

 

The feather’s sheen catches my eye and I pause, flip it over and back, over and back,  reflecting on its and my complexity.  Makes me laugh a bit like the crazy wine T-shirt I wear “Complicated – but surprisingly Refreshing.”  It’s quiet – really quiet in the Prairie this time of year – except for crickets continuous call.  But that is different from  the action of birds in mating and baby-raising season, and from wind and rain.  It’s just quiet.  Waiting.  Like August is waiting. Or should be anyway.

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About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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