Monday, July 12, 2010
It's all about the Turtle
This week there was a bit of a fall at The Purple Rose. Not a human fall. A fall of a picture and a clock. It was an interesting fall because it happened in a unique vertical line. And it was only that one pic and that one clock that fell among many other pics and things hanging nearby on the same wall. So one has to wonder at the significance of what fell. And then there's what they fell on, too. Specifically a turtle. A beautiful ceramic turtle that was a significant gift from a client. And yes the turtle broke. All this happened when no one was there (well, no one physically, that is). The turtle has long been a symbol of Mother Earth. And yes, we are breaking Mother Earth. So, this fall is certainly a message. And if you read Raven's World, you know she has been speaking of our Earth Mother and how we need a wake up call to come to action and to come together. And as the clock is involved, I hear "it is time." Beyond time really. The picture was of a beautiful sunset. Again part of the beauty of the Earth. Which like the frame we are shattering. Ted Andrews in "Animal Speak" writes about the turtle: "Turtles remind us that the way to heaven is through the earth. In Mother Earth is all that we need. She will care for us, protect us, and nurture us, as long as we do the same for her. For that to happen, we must slow down and heighten our sensibilities. We must see the connection to all things. Just as the turtle cannot separate itself from its shell, neither can we separate ourselves from what we do to the Earth."