I passed two kidney stones today. Not big ones, so it wasn’t completely agonizing, but since I’ve never been aware of having kidney stones before, this is a bit…surprising. Slightly, slightly alarming.
But it reminds me that we all — everyone of us — have burdens.
And what is an umbrella for some people might seem like a burden to others.
To the many splendor’d universes, I pray thee:
give me each day my daily breath,
in this world or elsewhere,
that I may breathe with the power and the glory
that is thy infinite life.
I’ve owned a few dumbo rats in the past, and they are so adorable I just had to make one! This little fellow is needle felted in wool.
Here he is on my Etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/listing/265445240/realistic-needle-felted-dumbo-rat-pocket?ref=shop_home_active_1
Apparently the other day was Squirrel Appreciation Day! Who knew? In honour of this, here is my newest needle felted squirrel creation:
Communing with the spirit of a rat who lives in a tree stump in our mostly closed-in backyard porch, I felt the sacredness of all things. I gave him bread (which he steals anyway, from a bag left on a shelf) and watched him take it, knowing that this little creature, so often misunderstood, was himself a king and a god, clothed in sacredness finer than earthly jewels.