Tuesday, November 17, 2009

She Who Sits Weaves

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ Queen of Swords 

Somewhere in my mind there is a poem with those words in it. In trying to find it, I instead found a woman who weaves Spanish Moss to survive; three generations who use weaving as a lifeline to familyhood; Mayan backstrap weaving where the woman literally becomes part of the loom; a Native American grandmother whose ancient weaving art survives to be sold by the side of the road to gawping tourists; and back full circle with she who sits and my own Native American story with the Choctaw weavers and the Trail of Tears

I'm reminded by this card of tradition and ancestors, how the warp and weft of life both take us away and back to our roots. What thread will I be today? 

 "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~ Chief Seattle 1780-1866

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