Wednesday, July 26, 2006

On Prayer

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

For what is prayer but the expansion of yourself into the living ether?
And if it is for your comfort to pour your darkness into space, it is also for your delight to pour forth the dawning of your heart.
And if you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer, she should spur you again and yet again, though weeping, until you shall come laughing.
When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet.
Therefore let your visit to that temple invisible be for naught but ecstasy and sweet communion.
For if you should enter the temple for no other purpose than asking you shall not receive:
And if you should enter into it to humble yourself you shall not be lifted:
Or even if you should enter into it to beg for the good of others you shall not be heard.
It is enough that you enter the temple invisible.

I cannot teach you how to pray in words.
God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them through your lips.
And I cannot teach you the prayer of the seas and the forests and the mountains.
But you who are born of the mountains and the forests and the seas can find their prayer in your heart,
And if you but listen in the stillness of the night you shall hear them saying in silence,
"Our God, who art our winged self, it is thy will in us that willeth.
It is thy desire in us that desireth.
It is thy urge in us that would turn our nights, which are thine, into days which are thine also.
We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs before they are born in us:
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all."
~Kahlil Gibran

As I pray tonight, I give thanks for a very sweet and loving friend who allowed me to pour out all of my black thoughts and then comforted me even though she is miles and miles away. I was able to enter the temple invisible with gladness in my heart and a smile (and, I'll admit, some tears) on my face.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

If you're a hippie and you know it,

Patch your pants!
I patched the knees of these (thrifted) work pants for the hubster while he read me an article out of National Geographic about the dire state of our environment.
It was sort of a pain because I had to rip out the side seam to get the pants onto the sewing machine, but they came out great. Of course, now I have to add some more patches because there are new holes up near the pockets, but I'd rather patch these until there isn't anything left than contribute to the destruction of the planet by buying a new pair.
Hooray for recycling!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

swap preview

Just a preview picture I need to show someone.

It's for a swap, and I've been working on it forever. I feel so bad that I'm taking so long! I think from here on out I'm only going to swap things I've already finished so I don't have this problem anymore.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Walkin' in a spider web

DSCN0233, originally uploaded by Pearliepie.

EEEEE! Poor neglected blog! So much has been happening around here, and I haven't been updating at all.

Here's some of the things that are coming soon:
Botanic garden trip
Sewing room update
Projects I'm working on

Hmmm. There were some other things as well, but now I cannot remember.