Tuesday, October 4, 2011

weaving a little bit

i have been pretty overwhelmed by the wendy crisis 
happening on the heels
 of the new sadnesses about john and ed
but i wove a little bit 
during these six days. 
my mother's birth name,
*(elva) weaver*
became meditation
in my hands,
when they held
shifu making,
and not border collie.
(some things made
or in the process)
 and this is wendy tonight
looking around in early twilight 
from the stoop
that's dogbane for paper.
 wendy earlier
chased a teasing chipmunk a couple of feet
without a stumble,
happily surprised me!
we're not sure if it's muscle atrophy,
because her heart is working way too hard,
weakness, or a spine issue.
 she is less wobbly
though still stumbles a bit.
when i came home from school,
she was at the back door,
singing the mom song in greeting.
the first in sooo long.

9 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Wendy is still Wendy!

Valerianna said...

Good to know Wendy feels well enough to sing... ! Making is healing, and weaving, ancient spell-work. I look forward to making again. Ancient forest healing to you and Wendy.

roz said...

life is precarious and precious ...
glad all 3 buttons are now together , along with a helping hand
blessings to you and wendy
X

Serena said...

can't take the howl out of the dog.

Judy Martin said...

Sending hugs Velma. I haven't been here for a while, and you have been through so much.
x

kaiteM said...

precious moments, it's good to see them. happy that wendy felt good enough to howl and chase a chipmunk. xox4w

Velma said...

leslie, she is! i was surprised by her greeting.
valeriana, i don't know if we can get to the woods ever again, but she loves the woods
roz, the three have all been on and off cords as i decide where they will live. i like to hold them! the hand, too. they're a part of the current inspiration.
serena, she surprised me
judy, isn't that how things go from time to time? it's ok-
kaite, another surprise from her

onesmallstitch said...

treasures - buttons,yarn and fabric. love the little hand. but Wendy is the best treasure of all. take care.

Velma said...

jean, you spotted roz's silver pieces, my shifu--and a tiny bit of yours!