Friday, November 14, 2008
acts of love and beauty
sometime in september jacky wrote and asked if i'd be interested in swapping tree flags with dneese (aka grrl) and her. yes! of course! i sent mine off before i left for virginia... what i received from each of these incredible women floored me.
dneese's arrived first... the stamps alone sent me into paroxysms of joy...
inside was far more than a tree flag. a bundle of fabric,
guerilla art tags and stickers (many),
and a big, GORGEOUS tree flag. there was tremendous love and power in this package. the one thing i kept thinking about (for days) was the power of love and generosity. it can move mountains.
jacky's arrived next... there was such attention to detail in jacky's package, the photos don't begin to convey this... the care and love was palpable.
there were stamps, echidna quills (these i think i love more than bones), an art gallery guide (full of cool art), a porcelain doll's head from germany, and native grasses.
these grasses moved me to tears. when someone 'gets' you, the world shifts a little. each of the grasses was lovingly wrapped in brown paper and stuck between the pages of the gallery guide. the gallery guide protected them on their trip across the ocean.
and her beautiful tree flag. soon i'll go to mt. shasta and hang both of these flags... i want this aussie tree love flying from the most powerful place i know.
dneese and jacky, thank you...
so happy to know such brilliant poets.