pure magic and an important advisor. the crow.
i know i've said it a few times now, but we had a truly magical time in Marfa, Texas this past summer. albeit too short -- we're plotting our return trip. it does take some planning, though. i despise flying (aka paying-lots-of-money-to-be-treated-poorly) and we're a multi-day drive away.
i do love a road trip.
for us, Marfa was a gentle, quiet place that eased us into a sweet eyes-wide-open presence and rhythm. mellow and available to the mystical.
that's where this stone found me.
grandma google (to borrow a term i just heard in a radio interview with gkisedtanamoogk - on safespaceradio.com and broadcast on wmpg. please, if you can, give it a listen. it's tremendous. part one and part two.) will give lots of information about the importance of the crow - as a guide, as a totem, in lore and history. i have a long standing, reoccurring daydream that a crow will someday adopt me as a friend. a few years ago i wanted to find a crow feather for a gift i was making and spent much of the autumn stalking the neighborhood crows, hoping they'd drop a feather. CV and i would laugh that they started to recognize me and see me as a complete annoyance always inviting myself to their parties. ! we did find a feather eventually! i like to think it was given - either as a gift or a plea to now-knock-it-off.
crows, marfa, magic, tricksters, advisors, totem, adornment, healing, seeing, earth, big skies, the unexplainable, the glimpse, love, all of the good stuff. pura magica. colliding.
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