Tie One On



I am a pagan celebrator of holidays.

It feels closer to my bones to let the essence of Mother Nature help us all forfeit our jive

So we can return to wisdom we seem to be bent on forgetting.

This season I made a feather tree on my front patio which is really Cathy’s version of a Tibetan Prayer Flag.

I left a nice box outside my place with an invitation to my neighbors and friends to choose a bundle of feathers from the box and, with a special prayer or wish tie the bundle onto the tree.

I have seen people in the cover of darkness tie their offering on the tree.

It is becoming so very alive and potent.

I stare at the wind ruffled bundles placed just so

And bow my head in communion.

The wind does Her thing and whips up the faith we all left there

And makes a recipe all Her own

We know not what

But we believe.


6 Responses to “Tie One On”

  1. Adele on December 13th, 2015

    You are such a potent force of love and beauty
    Thank you so very much xxxxx

  2. Joe on December 13th, 2015

    Hate to tell ya sweetpea but Seinfeld beat ya to it. Remember FESTIVUS FOR THE RESTOF US??

    HOWEVER, your feather tree beats their aluminum pole.

    Tie one on for me. (Wait! that could be misinterpreted post cookiegate.)

    Aviarilly yours,


  3. SHARON ROSE on December 13th, 2015

    A wonderful tree filled with feather blessings. go lightly with the wind as your spirit soars and delights ….I look forward to seeing you soon,

  4. Alexandra Eldridge on December 14th, 2015

    The Tree of Life that you are always celebrating. xxxA

  5. Barry on December 14th, 2015

    Beautiful, and the communal invitation takes it over the top!

  6. Donna Harvey on December 16th, 2015

    Deep & wide, generous & kind Cathy,

    Thank you for this gift. I am touched and reminded of your Grace.
    May I call you? Only love, Donna

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