Goddess in the Woods|
This Statue is found on the property of my friend Jennifer Cayley who lives out in the woods and on the shores of a
lake near Almonte. Jennifer is definitely a Goddess in the Woods for she and her late friend late friend Jan Andrews were the founders of MASC, a charity arts
organization that has made quite an impact in the Ottawa area. MASC is responsible for giving my company, Junkyard Symphony a good chunk of it's business.
Without Jennifer and Jan, I might not have been able to make a living as an artist. I would have to say, they have offered me quite an opportunity.
Speaking of offering, this morning I saw a quote on Facebook with the image of an indigenous man.
"Before our white brothers came to civilize us we had no jails. Therefore we had no criminals. We had no locks or keys, and so we had no thieves. If a man
was so poor that he had no horse, tipi, or blanket, someone gave him these things. We were too uncivilized to set much value on personal belongings. We
wanted to have things only in order to give them away. We had no money, and therefore a man's worth couldn't be measured by it." I must admit, I myself
and perturbed by the value of things. Many of the things we value today will be the things that we will forget tomorrow. Yet, sometimes these are things that
we value most. The reason I bought my latest car was because it was the only one I could find that still had a CD player.
This morning, the paper reported on the NHL players that will be offered up to the newest franchise team, the
Seattle Kraken. I am bit surprised to see the famous Montreal goalie, Carey Price added to the mix up players up for grabs, but happy that my favourite Senator's
player, Filip Gustavsson, or Gus the Bus, is the one goalie the Sens decided to protect from the draft. When he made his debut with the Senators this year,
my 'Gateway Guardian' photo was up as the featured photo and the Sens won! Incidentally, that was also the week that the now famous ship, the Ever Given, was guarding the
gateway to the Suez canal.
It is said that it is better to give than to receive. And while it has been certainly fun giving you all these photos to
title, I would have to say that what I have enjoyed more, is receiving all your wonderful answers. Thank you Gods and Goddesses for your all your awesome offerings!
Story title by: Nancy Peters