July 21, 2005
Oddly wide awake, I am. I arrived home after getting Julia with 'scattered energies', so I decided to work on trip pictures. Julia also felt strangely wired and played a meditation album called Rainbow Path. It was soothing, like it was massaging my spine, not so surprisingly, for it's designed to aid the chakras.
"A Successful Day"
I still have many pictures from our LA trip yet to share. The following is a ceramic window tile that caught my eye for its mandala like qualities:
13th century, most likely Iranian (15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
The following is silver, but it looks brass in the lighting:
Mask of Shiva, Indian, either from Maharashtra or Karnataka, 18th Century,
repoussť silver (9 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (25.08 x 17.46 x 6.35 cm)
I like Shiva, for he shares some qualities with Set. I wanted to see if I could learn more about the use of masks, and took to Google. I didn't learn much about masks, but I did find places selling them, as well as other exotic Indian pieces.
I found the following item irresistable, (bought from somaluna.com):
Naga Kanya (9 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide)
Naga Kanya is depicted as half woman, half cobra, with winged shoulders, and a cobra-hood headdress. Naga Kanya is the daughter of the Nagas, who are serpents in Southeast Asian mythology considered to be rain givers and guardians of the water and the riches of the deep. Naga Kanya is a goddess of the three realms and pours her blessings of water on the worlds of the spirits, animals and humans. She is a bringer of treasures (akin to Lakshmi) but not merely of material wealth. She brings the ultimate treasure, wisdom, represented by the gem or diamond-pattern on the back of a cobra's hood or the jewel imbedded in Kanya's forehead.
And I just had to have her!
I await her arrival. Meanwhile, the car is full of gas, filled after sundown, the best time to avoid 'ozone' and fierce sun rays, the groceries are bought and put away, and I am full of rainier cherries and chocolate soy milk, which is so very rich and good.
It has been a successful day.
July 28, 2005
Julia reminded me this is the eleventh anniversary of when she came to Arizona. That is a happy anniversary, indeed. I then thought of a sad anniversary, the third since Laura had that fateful heart attack whose complications took her away from us.
But she is always in our hearts and minds.
Naga Kanya has arrived, as Laura seems to look on