How A Hexagonal Nut and an Egyptian Goddess Led Me to RedBubble

Yes, you read correctly, it was a nut, an ordinary hexagonal nut, that fell from the sky and led me to RB. Oh I know what some of you are thinking . . . that I may be the nut. Perhaps, but read on and decide . . .

Torrential rains marked the beginning of summer as children all over town scrambled off buses and ran for cover. In my family, we always celebrate the last day of school so we headed out to brave the storms, making several stops along the way. Our last stop was a restaurant that my daughter had picked for dinner. As I got out of the car, I noticed a strange sight. On top of the car, right above the passenger door was a hexagonal nut. It had not been there on any of our prior stops. I showed it to my husband and daughter who both said they thought they heard something hit the top of the car along the way, but where it came from and how it stayed on top of the car in the heavy rain was a mystery. I did the logical thing of course – I put the nut in my purse and thought about what it could mean.

Many hours later, I searched the internet for the meaning of a hexagonal nut falling out of the sky. Now I know that not all answers are available online (and that many of the answers you get are questions and/or questionable) but I was amused and wanted to see if I could make any sense out of this strange sign.

I discovered there is an Egyptian goddess named Nut or Nuit who is goddess of the sky. She is a symbol of rebirth and is associated with, among other things, rainbows. This was fascinating to me since for many months I have been seeing rainbows everywhere – in the sky, in my car, next to my mother’s hospital bed. Rainbow reflections are everywhere in my life – sometimes the source is evident, but other times it is a mystery.

So I searched a bit more and found a beautiful rainbow painting “Nut” by Sophie Shapiro here on RB. I had never heard of RB before, but a few days later I joined and was hooked. Now, four months later, RB has been an inspiration to expand my skills, sell photography at local arts and crafts festivals, and make creativity a daily part of my life. A hexagonal nut, an Egyptian goddess, and this wonderful RB community have brought me back to my zany joyful authentic self and that is a blessing for which I will always be grateful.

The next time you feel like the sky is falling, take a deep breath, smile at the goddess Nut and remember, a new beginning may be right around the corner.

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