Well, we all know by now, what a Medicine Bag is.
I do have – and daily use – several of them.
I also make some – for others on the path – you have seen the pictures and there are several that I am working on right now….
Maybe you have one as well, a Medicine Bag, for the things, that matter…..
Oh boy! Friends are coming over and I better clean up!
There is dirt and what not EVERYWHERE!!!!!!
So out comes the vacuum cleaner! Mine is oooooold – and scruffy and shamefully dirty. He – he makes a lot of noise and so he is a “He”
He is from the first days, when we build our log house, when we did not even have inside walls and doors and no money for buying insulation….. 1992 . He was young and shiny then. So was I. To be honest, on an every day morning the 2 of us look a lot alike! Scruffy!
He is the one in charge of Anti Matter! With a loud howling sound he swallows everything that I allow him to – and then some….
In his belly is the bag of Anti Matter!
So, what exactly is it, that I consider “bad” what do I neeed to get rid of in a hurry, before my friends are coming?
Lets see, I say and just pick up, whatever is on the – once white and now muddled grey wool carpet from behind the couch.
A perfect example:
A Wolf hair!
I am working on another Wolf Pouch, but by falling off my project this hair changed from Sacred matter to – ?dirt?
That can’t be right…..??
Then there is a small piece of Cedar twig,
several Spruce needles,
hair from my white mohair sweater,
a loooooong windy grey hair – from me.
Some small pieces of wood – from the wood Peter brings into the house every day to keep us warm.
One is Maple bark and the other is some mushy pulp from the centre of a hollow log.
Listed like this you sense, each and every one of these has some Medicine Powers!
Just imagine, what kind of magical spell could be worked with these ingredients!
Well let’s face it, there is also a Mouse turd. 😦
Honestly, I have NO idea, how many Beings live in this house!
OK, there are Peter and me,
at least 3 Flying Squirrels in the attic,
4 or 5 Spiders – so far.
We get them inside with the wood where they have hibernated and when in the warmth of the living room they wake up and crawl about sleepily. Hopefully they do, because otherwise we might not see them and…. (every piece of wood gets inspected, before it goes into the stove….)
If we see spider or other critter on the wood, it ends up downstairs in Peter’s workshop in Fran’s flowers,
Apropos Beings in the house: There are our winter guests = Fran’s monstrous flowers which we keep for her so they do not die on her veranda. Then there are some of our “over winterers” and all the plant beings on the window sill in the living room. I have not counted them – (leaves pooooooter to do just that…)
– Well, as of right now, there are 49 Plant Beings living in this house.
And yes, I am avoiding the subject of how many Mouse Beings…..
Usually we catch them in life traps and bring them – per car (= gas money) about 4 km away to the meadow of an abandoned farm and let them go there.
But in winter that is not an option. They would have neither food stores nor a nest and would freeze to death, so usually catch them and keep them in a terrarium until April. But Mice do often not like mice from other families and then they fight in there until the death of one fraction. So to avoid that we in other years had up to 3 terrariums with different mouse families… BUT:
When one Mouse is not scent marking her territory (because we caught it..) another Mouse moves in and so there will ALWAYS be one mouse family in the house…..This year I decided, not to catch them and see… So far so good.
A turd here or there, but otherwise no sign of any secret house inhabitants…..
So, back to the matter of the Anti Matter:
A medicine bag full of my/ our specific Anti matter contains almost no an-organics like plastic or metal – well, maybe the odd bead that rolled of my beading table and did not get picked up….
So when the belly of the Hoover Monster is full, where will I put its contents?
Open it up and release the Anti Matter back to where it matters= next to the organic compost, where it too can return to being – – just Matter.