Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Magic Staff
Olga and I went back to Hampstead Heath yesterday, taking advantage of the sunny day. I learned that it is possible, when the weather is dry, for the dog to walk on the Heath without getting completely filthy. (Until she intentionally belly-flopped into a lingering mud puddle, that is, to cool off.)
We found this staff leaning against a tree, decked with ribbons and beads. It seemed to have been left over from someone's ritual -- something about worshipping Mother Earth and wishing for healing and thriving.
We left it untouched. I try to respect people's rituals, even when I don't participate. I wonder who left it behind and why?
Olga, on the other hand, found it all rather hilarious.