Ceo (kyoh) a’s Draiocht (dree-uhkht), gaelic for mists and enchantment, is a phrase found in one of Raftery‘s poems. In his poem, there should be protection from mists and enchantments. My more optimistic view is to embrace the mysteries, the magical, the mists and enchantments. Life is a sacred journey – but how do we remember that when our “to do” list is busy with tasks longer than there are hours in the day? There are many philosophies, books, religions and websites that address that question on how to be conscious and aware. I won’t tackle that here.
However, if you want to know about me – I love the mist but hate to drive in dense fog; I find aspects of life enchanting but have never developed a buddhists acceptance of life’s tedious tasks; I love the magic of nature, the smell of the sea, the sight of lightening, the silence of snow but I also truly love the comforts that protect me from nature’s elements.
When I blog surf - I’m looking for pictures and ideas to trigger my creativity or trigger my motivation to finish something. I pause on book reviews, caught like a magpie with a shiny new treasure, when a new-to-me author shimmers for attention. I become frustrated if the links and searches consume my precious time yet yield little in the way of inspiration or information. So, I’ll try to offer you pictures of the things I craft and cook, my lovely little town and the books I find enjoyable to read.
For more information about this blog, see my first blog post Why Blog? My Blog.
Me Feb 2011