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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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all the water was dried up in the pot and i took out the crisping leaves for some reason, not sure what i had in mind but there among them was a piece of muslin i remembered stuffing it in at the end of the bundling effort...just wadding it up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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"Joy doesn't betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated, and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection" Rebecca Solnit Well...i have to watch. I feel like i need to understand anything that i can about how all this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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there is Something, everyday Mexican Elderberry in aluminum pot Rice Grass hiding in Lambs Quarters. First persons here used to harvest, grind, for flour. Double Click. Think about that. Harvest, grind, for flour. the Beauty of the Feather Grass, the Sea of Green of May is beginning to change...seeds tangle... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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it's settling in...for the days of heat. Just Being upon waking, meditate, Be, drink tea until i don't want anymore. Feed Them All, feed self. Work OUT THERE...today and yesterday that being shoveling barrows full of shit from the Albatros. Two more days and it will be done in this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
Yvette's mom has gone over. I say that Yvette is my North Star. Say this because she questions sometimes...wants the full understanding. Asks for it. Yvette and i meet through Jude and we grew into each other as sisters over time, like vines, we are entwined and so this moment... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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before i left for Work Away today i went to Michelle's house and for whatever reason, her post today made me feel very soft quiet slow even though i had already fed and watered, i went back Out....stood there, feeling soft and quiet, came back in for the camera and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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the two stem stumps and just o so barely partial leaves.... Enough to photosynthesize!!! and are now growing NEW LEAVES!!!!! and this place...where the Deep Dream begins to receive form....a wing a shell a leaf an eye Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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off and on between stitching the invisibles, i am propped up on the futon couch to read more. My attention was caught to this window which is to the South...back over the Way Back and beyond to that very large old Cottonwood across the ditch where the pair of Crows... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at windthread
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lots of phone to California, other things, practicing what Wendy Golden Levitt calls...."the Holy No". and she didn't say it, but it is Inferred. That Holy No .....opens the space for an equally Holy YES. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at windthread
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it's hard to know what to put here. Each single page builds to the next. "Once you come to understand, in your experience, that you are just one life-form among many, that you can meet the other life-forms here in moments of tremendous intimacy, it enables one of the most... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at windthread
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again. Rain. all day. "We literally can't see the deeper dimensions of Earth if we remain in a human-oriented frame. For we then tend to think that the oil, in the California hills is, and always has been, there for us. We believe that there is something unique abut our... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at windthread
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"To be Called Beloved by the Earth" "This kind of experience, when it first occurs, can be considerably unsettling. The normal human markers are lost, everything we thought we knew about ourselves becomes irrelevant. Cultural definitions, the particular view of the world that we have accepted from Western science, historical... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at windthread
of sorts.....i think a lot now, in these days, how she has become a true partner for me, how i have learned her ways and am a good enough partner to her...i love her beyond love
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on that first vague impulse at windthread
yes...a window, to try to See, to try to understand a little
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don't get the bottom....that's PERFECT because it's Hard to Get... all that is Under the part of the Earth that our foot palms tread upon....the part that we dig in with a trowel to plant... There is SO MUCH MORE ...... SO MUCH MORE, a whole world a whole parallel universe under us so it's Perfect, Michelle, and exactly what this Cloth is about
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on that first vague impulse at windthread
the copper tub, how Lucky am i.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on that first vague impulse at windthread
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back again. The book was returned from a Borrowing when i was in Magdalena and i am back IN it. Chapter 14. The Imaginal World and Here. Everything is Here. i think. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at windthread
you are right. ego or soul, soul being just part of the All. exactly. today, i smile too. WE are great.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on one that you dont need to look at at windthread
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i could have stayed with it, but i didn't. Let Mind take me places that the Cloth wasn't. That first impulse was about biosphere, the physical and the metaphysical ....that wild little piece of commercial cloth is always talking about that. I could have just gotten quiet right away, but... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at windthread
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the computer desk has been caving in in the center of it's two parts for years. it wasn't pleasant, but not unpleasant enough to take it all down and apart for to do anything about. But some things for me ARE a catalyst. In this case, the new w h... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at windthread
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i wish i could just stitch pieces of cloth together. I could, i guess, but i can't it seems. But i could...like Jude taught...pairings for instance, or even a 9 patch why don't I ? it seems it's how my life has always been, serial monogamy.... the Cloth is making... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at windthread
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kind of an excess but needs to be here. May 2016. the NW corner of the House Yard, butting up against the Doe Middle Yard and along the Migrational Corridor. May is the Beauty FULL month. Green. Before the Heat when all Plant People turn to making seed. wildflower Lying... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at windthread
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i don't know where this piece of commercial cloth came from, but sometimes it's Perfect. How it will be perfect here, i don't really know yet but i think it will. So a large part of the day i moved scraps. late morning, near noon i heard something. Nogal had... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at windthread
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in the morning chair, looking down at daybreak it's 80 something today. Time. Both were like the right side here, i should have taken a before. The Uniform. mended next the whole neck line is like this. What if, i thought, What if this is my last Uniform. I want... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at windthread
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no. no cookie cutter. each, so individual. Even back in the day when they were built originally....i need to really learn things about the history of that Place which was a thriving mining town, cattle town....the WEST Out West... so much individuality and again, how it is here, that things just slowly implode. Nothing is taken away, it dissolves into it's skeletan OR is transformed. Such a singular place.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2016 on the innate goodness of people at windthread