Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

When You Burn

9x12" print of From the Ashes by aaronace.

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Embers and Flames handspun yarn by eilonwy of Eilonwy's Critters and Creations.

Embers (the darker skein) is wool (unknown type) and red recycled sari fibers (cut from the thrums of Tibetan looms), with some sparkly "firestar" fibers in red and gold added in. It is approximately 135 yards and 14wpi (about a fingering weight yarn.) Flames (the brighter skein) is about the same wpi (I spun them to go together) but slightly more thick-and-thin and is made from various shades of wool in red and black, as well as sparkly angelina fibers. There's approximately 119yards in this skein.

If bidding goes over $50, winner gets these and two bonus skeins! See auction post for details.

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When a phoenix ignites,
it is from the inside out,
bone kindling, marrow searing;
when a phoenix ignites,
the flames are not red, not gold.
not at the core.
The core is white, white,
and a flicker of blue,
unimaginable -

The pain is so intense
that it barely makes a record
as it flashes through.
The pain is beyond pain
flaring up and out,
your head thrown back,
unable to scream,
just -


Soft and light and high,
on the threshold of nothing,
simply a surprised, a wondering
ah -

And there is a space
between heartbeats
that lengthens.
A stumble into silence,
a moment between-
a moment of grace.

And the stumbling forth into ash,
gasping, naked,
eyes wide, trembling.

When you set everything aside,
when you choose this rebirth -
you get to choose what to take with you.

When you have given everything up,
you get to choose.

You choose what to pick up,
what to bring with you.

When you surrender all that you were,
you decide who you will become.

Your choice,
offered forth with open hands.

Set your feet upon the path.
And dance.


3/4 done, you guys. Home stretch! Well, really hours 22-24 are the home stretch. What we're entering now is the hardest part of the Blogathon, when everyone's asleep and no one's commenting, and we are wearying.

Still at $1,362.24. SPONSOR ME!

I know I keep nattering on about how functional I am, but it is a strange wonderful new thing.

Me: "Hey, I talk like that even when it's not two in the morning."

Kat: "I love everyone right now."

Lily: "Okay, cannot put face on laptop. It is warm. And it purrs."

Kat: "I went outside to find my sanity. I could not find it."

Emily just finished the Sea Chanty scarf, and it is stunning.

I wish more of you were awake in the wee hours.

Lily is too young for the "no sleep til Brooklyn" reference.

Team Venture is cuddling cats.
Tags: blogathon.2009
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