Apr. 11th, 2011

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I have a thing for circles.

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I think this is also why I love Gustav Kimt. He puts circles in everything.






I have always been semi-obessed with Ancient British/Celtic/Druidic spirituality too, with its circle and swirl imagery. Stonehenge, Woodhenge, all those henges and their connection to the afterworld, to the stars and planets and the eternal round. Studying the history of "Celtic" Christianity makes me immensely happy. It appears to be one of the few places where Christianity's mysticism was truly valued. Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about circles lately, journeys that end where they began, sacred spaces that enclose us and make us safe. I was reading parts of the Ramayana the other day, and that circle that Laksmana draws around Sita hit me with such a force. Magic circles. I draw them around myself all the time. Around my children. Around my husband. I see myself, as it were, waving a magic wand around them to enclose them in my magic circles. Circles are safe...confined. But they are not blocked off. There is an opening in a circle, an opening to the sky, to a birds eye view, to heaven.

I don't know where I'm going with this. I was just noticing, as I looked at art and jewelry on etsy, that I am always drawn to circles.

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