February 24, 2010

Erosion Bundle

This is a little Erosion Bundle that I made last week.  
Inside it I put things that I had collected while cleaning up in January.

I hung it on the fense in our garden.
When the family was looking at it yesterday they were trying to figure out what it was.
Catherine guessed I had made a cat toy.
I enjoyed telling them about it.
Hopefully the cats don't see it the way my children saw it.

As I get older I realize we are each Erosion Bundles.
We need to tighten our strings
It seems what we have eaten or how we have lived starts to "tattoo" our bodies.

"One must live in the middle of contradition,
because if all contradictions were eliminated at once
life would collapse.
There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions.
You continue to live them out,
making your life a worthy expression
of leaning into the light."

Barry Lopez, "Arctic Dreams"