Probably the only metaphysically insightful bit we’ll be sharing today is our card. Prepare yourselves for a very mundane, photo-heavy, and travelogue-like post. It’s like “wanna see my vacation slides?” Only not nearly as entertaining. (Hey, it’s his weekend, we can’t ALWAYS be festive ya know!)
Dan and I went out again a-wandering. This time in a different direction, but that was about it for our activities. No lightning bolts of inspiration, no loud radio messages, although I did kind of “hear” that we’d be GETTING a sign. So far, just a four and a half mile walk and some throw-together dinner (which is outstanding by the way, he did a brilliant job with my incredibly vague suggestions and the ingredients we had on hand).
There were terribly low clouds, but it never rained on us at all. It was also about ten degrees colder than yesterday. Doesn’t seem to matter what the weather is doing, we still see tons of folks. True, we live near a jogging path, so yeah, we’re gonna see the runners, but we also see SO many others. Like this couple, with very nice dogs.
I had to get that shot in stealth mode, they were perfectly polite, just not overly friendly. Another one I had to sneak up on was one of our no-progress projects, except… they were working on it!
Ending up on this street was sort of an accident, there’s a large clump of residential roads that are the opposite of a grid pattern, or ANY type of pattern that we can discern, across the canal. It’s a fascinating and odd collection of homes, some of which made our heads hurt. We are somewhat judge-y sure, but we aren’t the least bit snobby, and we certainly aren’t superior. Still, we both decided we can’t go back to that block, it was just too confusing and mixed up and unattractive. And sad. This is near one of its corners.
Sights like this upset me. I worry, then it gets stuck in my head and I can’t get it out. I’m sure these people will be fine, we just won’t be incorporating that particular area into any regular routes. Okay, one more example, then I’m going to need a distraction to scrub my brain.
Can you see the door to nowhere up there? This is one of the painful houses on the head-ache lane. Not one thing about any of it is new, the deck barely below has been there for a LONG time, and yet, there’s that. That door. To nothing. There are far too many issues like this one for us to go back. Let’s get worried for an entirely different reason.
At first we didn’t realize what we were looking at, a house beyond another house, basically on sticks. Could any of you live with THAT as your foundation? DO any of you? The Burrow is on a hill, and Ally lives on a hill too. We know plenty of people we have homes that are not pancake flat, but THIS is in a category unto itself.
Along that specific slope we’ve seen some with other bracing configurations, combining wood and metal and concrete and lots of effective materials. All of which we believe are most likely safe and legally built. This one, we have doubts about.
No feathers for weeks, then today we get so many that I can’t count them all. Right after we spotted these, we saw lots more. And not too far past here we noticed a similar
trail grouping arrangement selection of black ones. Our theory (based on absolutely nothing) was that a seagull (there’s a few around) bashed in to a window or a cat got it, and this was the evidence. The black feathers? We aren’t sure, we’d gone on to speculating about other shit by then.
Like this exquisite yard goddess. Mexico you think? She was so lovely, and made us feel much better after all that death and destruction and uncomfortableness. I hope she does the same for all of you.
Our daily draw was right side up when I flipped it over, but as I was opening the guidebook to get ready for typing (I have to press it down with my phone on one side and the camera weighing down the other) I felt that we needed to have both definitions, just in case this would be helpful to someone. (Oh good, we DID have some additional messages.)
“The Wise Woman of Wonderland ~ integrity, compromise.
The Wise Woman of Wonderland brings integrity to thought, word, and deed. She lets you know that as long as you are in the flow of honesty and being true to your word, she keeps you under her protection and care.
When she appears as your Ally, she signals a time when honesty pays off, yielding greater dividends than you expected. You will be thankful that you remained faithful and loyal to your path. She reminds you that compromise is not always an option. Stay true to yourself first and foremost. Although it may appear that you could lose something as a result, you can never lose what is truly yours.
When the Wise Woman of Wonderland appears as a Challenger, this is a sign that you may have compromised yourself out of fear. Have you been in denial about the truth of your situation? Have you sold yourself short rather than ask for what you really need? Have you given up your dream for another because you fear abandonment?
The Wise Woman of Wonderland is gently reminding you that you count. Claim your good and never settle for less. Be fearless and make it so! Why hang around for more disappointment when wonderful opportunities are waiting to unfold for you?”
Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid