Okanagan Oracle Colour Study 6: Protection

If you bother me I’ll clobber you with my chestnut conkers.

PROTECTION – Okanagan Oracle
4 DRAGONFLY – MAGIC – SOUTH GUARDIAN – Wisdom of the Four Winds
SQUIRREL – PREPAREDNESS, ACTIVITY – Spirit Animals Card Deck
II – The Mystic Rubaiyat by Penelope Cline
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
TALL TAIL – Charley Harper Birds Postcards

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Oh no, another brown card. But wait shoppers, we have several shades of greens and golds, and chestnut, beige, and black so not just brown.

Wilderness is paradise with the planning power of squirrel and the swiftness of the road runner, the iridescence of dragonfly among reeds, a canopy of oh so many greens, and you picking up conkers for protection as you pull the sleeves of your black sweater down to keep your hands warm.

Storing energy for protection. I had a day yesterday when I pulled these cards where I sat around in my nightie and thick red sweater all day, needing a shower but wanting to snuggle under blankets and read and watch dog shows on television. A bit like Fall, the feeling of Autumn, but it’s Spring and I must go about today after my day of rest and protection, thinking green thoughts of growth and the shimmer of dragonflies in the heat.

Reeds make a good breathing tube, like a tall cactus in the desert reaches for sky.

 

 

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2 Comments on “Okanagan Oracle Colour Study 6: Protection”

  1. furtheron Says:

    Pointless and irrelevant observation – HMCS Okanagan was a Canadian O Class submarine. It was the last ever ship/submarine built at Chatham Dockyard. My Dad was chief shipwright on it. And I have very vague memories of the launch ceremony – I was nearly 4 when it happened. My sister presented a bouquet to the Canadian Defence Ministers wife and Dad was on the bow as she was launched down the slipway in the cradle. Apparently I cried that Dad was disappearing as he waved as the boat shot down the slip.

    • JJ Says:

      Never pointless Graham! I remember you telling me over on your blog after we discussed Elvis Costello’s “Shipbuilding” song about your Dad and the subs.

      Fancy you knowing about The Okanagan, small world. Neat story too, thanks.


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