Archive for April 4th, 2010

Cacao coffea

Amid starting back at the zoo during ridiculously hot days, stress from the winter job, and running back and forth and around for family commitments, I broke into my stash of chocolate covered coffee beans today. Figured it was better than yawning all through the in-laws dinner.

rich chocolate coating

wrapped around the bitter bean

such sweet ecstasy

Quarter Calls

This might be a little bit of a cheat, as I spent the day with family commitments. Oaken Circle is having a Spring Academy next weekend, and I was asked to write the quarter calls for a ritual on animal wisdom.  I finished them today (at least as draft), though it depends how fast I type if I actually get it posted for NaPoWriMo on the 3rd.

Animal Wisdom Quarter Calls

Spirit of the Hawk,

Keen-eyed watcher from the Eastern skies,

We gather here to ask your blessing,

To seek the wisdom of your perception,

To find a teacher in the red-tailed hawk.

Please, join with us this day.

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Spirit of the Cat,

Fierce guardian of the Southern fires,

We gather here to ask your blessing,

To seek the wisdom of your steadfast bravery,

To find a teacher in the bobcat.

Please, join with us this day.

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Spirit of the Deer,

Fleet-footed herald of the West,

We gather here to ask your blessing,

To seek the wisdom of the storyteller,

To find a teacher in the white-tailed deer.

Please, join with us this day.

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Spirit of the Wolf,

Loyal companion from the North,

We gather here to ask your blessing,

To seek the wisdom of the cunning hunter,

To find a teacher in the gray wolf .

Please, join with us this day.