Pandora – The Star and The Rainbow Goddess

The Star – Pandora and The Goddess of the Rainbow       Egg Tempera – Catherine Meyers  2017                                                                                                                                                                           Spending 31 weekends, over 31 years with a group of women I’ve known for over half of my life is a rare exception for most female friends, and it makes me very happy.                                                                  It’s a great blessing we ‘re all very grateful for, seeing one another through countless major life events and experiences.                                                                                                                                                    We’ve been there for one another in whatever ways possible over the years, resulting in strong bonds. We belong to this tribe, our family of chosen sisters.                                                                                                                                                                                  This close knit group of women have come to understand the importance of belonging, mastery, independance, and generousity, all basic human values needed in order to be good people, to be good women that make for a better families, communities and a better world.  As Crones we hope to impart some of this wisdom to our children and children’s children.                                                                                                   Sometimes we might not have always liked one another, but there’s absolutely no doubt, we love each other in very special ways.  As time passes the bond and love we share I think increases with each year.                                                                                                                                                                                            Each one of us, in our own way I believe, just like the image of Pandora and the Star of Hope symbolizing that part of us, despite our disappointments, depression, sorrows and loss, we can still cling to a deep sense of meaning and a future which might grow out of the unhappiness of our past.                                                                                                                                                                             Hope does not make those Spites disappear, but somehow it offers faith and Pandora’s eyes are fixed not on unhappiness of the human condition but on an inexplicable sense there will be a dawn in the midst of difficulties. The quality of hope has nothing to do with our planned expectations. It is connected with something deep within us called the will to live.                                                                                                                                               
Eyland’s Acre – Very early Sunday July 16th 2017 – An early morning blessing of Doe and Fawn.
The Tribe at Jost Winery Saturday afternoon with Rawlin’s Cross July 15th 2017 – No rain in sight!           
Wild Flowers – Treva’s Cottage. July 14th – 16th WW31 2017