Tag Archives: symbolism

purple people

States were first labeled “red” or “blue” during the 2000 elections by television journalist Tim Russert. I’ve heard the choice was mere chance—the colors were not meant to be symbolic. The problem is, I don’t believe in chance… I believe … Continue reading

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relating to the visually-impaired snake

  More lessons from the snake skin… Recently, when an old dried snake skin fell across my path, I saw it as a universal symbol of life renewed*… But after reflecting on my own experiences with snakes, the universal symbol … Continue reading

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in synch with the synchronicity

  Recently, the wind slid an old snake skin into my path… …as I walked along the road beside a grassy field. Of course, I knew the snake skin hadn’t come to me by chance. The snake has long been … Continue reading

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Private Dream, Public Myth

  Joseph Campbell said that myth is the public dream, while dreams are our private myths… But I believe our dreams can occasionally serve as public myths. Consider this incredible dream scenario, told by a dying mother to her adult … Continue reading

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Great North

  In my dreams of Canada, I’ve found a connection to Native American myth and legend.  Once again, my dreams have taken me from the personal to the collective. “Canada” may appear in my dreams in many different ways.  A … Continue reading

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Short-Handed

  In 1986, the United States staged a show of unity that now is mostly forgotten. “Hands Across America” involved around seven million people who linked hands from one end of America to the other–from New York city to Long … Continue reading

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