“I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life. I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame. I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.
I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus. I will dance
With the ghosts of those
I will dance
Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death. I will dance
On Samhain’s dusky eye,
I will dance."
Composed in Twisted Brush and Photoshop
This piece was designed through night terrors after having a too close call the other day in the caves I was exploring, when four youth males thought they may have a little fun with the old lady with the camera. As most know here, I was attacked and held against my will just a little over a year ago, what most do not know is I also am a trauma survivor from past severe abuse; emotional, sexual, and physical. For this to occur again in my life surely made me wonder many things. The event was again traumatic and the call close, as four against one makes the odds in their favor. Yet the Gods were with me, I managed to free myself and flee, saving perhaps my life and the lives of my two dogs with me. I am grateful. I need to express this here to share the cautions I advise all lone women out there to use.
This is dedicated to all women who have suffered past traumas only to be victimized again in life when all we seek is peace and freedom from the past.
This was created in Twisted Brush and Photoshop, painted in a meditative state of mind in the middle of the night. Each stroke was healing, as my pen glided gently with nurturing strokes upon the screen. I became mindful of each stroke guiding me to the light, to the healing forces, to the freedom of mind, body, and spirit I seek. Colors were chosen to be representational of both the quote used and the emotions within. Layers were all adjusted in Photoshop, and image prepared for presentation to the viewer.
One layer of texture is not mine, but I am at a loss at this moment as to whom it was courtesy of..please forgive me for not giving the credit due at this time.