Svaha

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

Part of my Head Space series. It can also be found in my new calendar of the same name:

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105 on 6th July 2010

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This is the illustration to the poem of the same name. Both were inspired by a Charles de Lint novel of the same name. In the novel ‘Svaha’ = (SVA-ha) means the time between when you see the lightning and when you hear the thunder – (Native American, tribe unknown).

Svaha
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The instant between
thunder and lightning

The moment between
dream and waking

The second between
realisation and the act

Svaha
When the universe takes a deep breath
When the world is full of promise
When the cosmos is a sea of possibility

Svaha
A note that continues forever
A song that is in your heart
A melody that takes you from one wheel to the next

Svaha
A goddess
A mantra
An idea

Svaha
Hold that instant
Make it yours
Breathe it in

Svaha
Be still…
       Listen
              to the silence.
Svaha

Although a little research showed that this may be a myth and that the name is actually of Indian origin and is used as a mantra or the name of a goddess or both…

However, to accomodate both ideas (although I prefer the first one) I added both to the poem.

The novel is pretty good, and I just love the idea of that moment when you see the lighting and wait for the roar of the thunder. A pretty special moment as far as I am concerned…. :-)

Credits:
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Model:

Stock-1 by nanfe-stock

Backgrounds and Textures:

Bubble web by Alison Ashwell

Moonchilde Nebula. 29th by Mithgariel

Lightning Graphic 2 by SB-Photography-Stock

Unreleased Texture 1 V2 by Sirius-SDZ

texture 161 by Sirius-sdz

texture 98 by Sirius-sdz

texture 157 by Sirius-sdz

Brushes:

Hair brush set by para-vine

Feather Brushes PS – 01 by silinias

Glitter + Sparkles Brushes by redheadstock

Star Brushes by kuschelirmel-stock

All other images/textures my own.

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MCN: CUPGX-DTT8H-ABWTY

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105 on 6th July 2010

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