|John William Waterhouse Pandora|
After we'd been through the wringer, and they calmed down a bit (the version I had begged for more than a little drama in the re-telling aloud), we teased out the themes of all these tales....Sharing, being True, the reality of evil and hurt and misery, and the presence of hope that will never leave... and then I asked them to finish sentences they would recognize-- "Do not be afraid...." "I am with you!" "Do unto others..." "...as you would have them do unto you!" Slowly the light began to dawn....the themes are universal, are essential, fundamental, and live in wisdom, experience, and where humanity/divinty converge! For the Greeks, in the Gods...for Christians, in Jesus...and in us, made in the image and likeness of God.
|Noodler's Blue from Ink Nouveau|
Standing over the sink, marveling at the pleasure that combination brought me, these beginning lines came without thinking--
Just before she said yes to the wind's invitation, she smiled deeply and thought with her head slightly tilted-- "Today is a good day for this... I am feeling rather mandarin blue..."
It begs to be continued...I wonder where it will want to go?