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  • I bind myself today to the Holy Powers: Their hands to guide me, Their wisdom to teach me, Their ears to hear me, Their words to give me speech, my heart always to love Them. —Galina Krasskova
  • "Not to hurt our humble brethren in fur, feather or fin, is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them whenever they require it.” ~Francis of Assisi
  • Tikkun Olam (roughly translated, I understand, as Heal the World)
    “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it.” –Rabbi Tarfon.
  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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    A sampling of my ATCs. Some available for trade, as noted.

Beadwork

  • Where two rivers join waits Death, crowned with roses
    Mostly pins, with some other oddments.

Journal Quilts

  • Bubba's Quilt
    8.5" x 11", approximately, quilts to explore various ideas.

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Monday, 01 January 2007

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Kai

Like you, my friend, I do not make 'resolutions' but simply things I HOPE to do. I've stopped 'hoping' for weight loss - it never seems to happen, at least not so significantly I can TELL. I do continue to choose joy, despite those who think it's somehow 'not real.' I DO feel joyful most all the time. This year I will try to be less afraid of technological 'gadgets.' Computers & all related, mostly. As for you, you SAY you are not always a very nice person. I disagree. You have a huge, beautiful heart. And I just love you!

Susan C.

Anita, your non-resolutions all sound like things I need to do too--especially lose weight and use the stash. I just hate cutting into a piece of fabric, and the longer I have it, the more I hate to cut it.
I will not, however, try to pay more attention to the outside world. In fact, I think just the opposite--the outside world upsets me too much. Not my friends, but more farther outside. Stuff they report on "the news." Politics, war, crime, business, taxes, etc. All very upsetting.
Kai, I just love what you said about choosing joy. I believe that will be one of my goals too--to try to choose joy in all things. And be grateful. Happy New Year to you both. --Susan C.

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