Welcome to my World
Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Surprise images and small miracles
Let me share a few examples. The first is a simple little rock. I picked it up years ago when there was a stressful situation in my life and I had offered a prayer and asked for a boon. I hoped but did not expect to get some sign that my very sincere prayer had been heard. Turns out it must have been for that desired outcome did happen, or at least close to what I had asked for but before that I got what I interpreted was a sign. The next day I had put my little gray-green rock along with several others into a tumbler. Imagine my surprise when I took it out and washed it. That little stone--about 3/4 of in inch high sits on my desk to this day in a small gemstone box with a magnifier in the cover. It gets a bit blurry when enlarged from the micro-photo but maybe you can see what I see--a face shadowed by a cowl or hood and two hands holding an armful of boughs or flowers? I called her "Our Lady of the WIldlands" at first and now see the image of Brighid, saint and goddess and consider her my protector.