Tuesday, October 09, 2007

My Dragons . . . My Pets

Name your dragons . . . then slay them.

Kill them?

But I've put names to their faces. They have grown on me. They are a part of me . . . of my life. They have been with me for so long and I don't know how to live without them. They never
leave me alone . . . abandon me.

Over the years, I have learned each of their needs. I feed them. I pay them attention. I keep them safe.

My dragons are my pets.

But, I must move on now. I am packing up my boxes. They have grown too large for boxes, and I can't afford the cost of keeping them any longer. No dragons allowed where I am going. No dragons allowed.

I feel a sadness. I feel an emptiness. I feel afraid to go on without them.

What will become of me without them?
What will I become without them?
How will I recognize myself anymore?
Who will keep me company when all else fails?

Like a baby must leave her blanket . . . a child must leave her teddy bear . . . a girl must leave her dolls . . .

A woman is leaving her past . . . all she has come to know . . . all she has believed as truth . . .

All she has lived as real . . .

This woman must leave all of those things . . . it is time.

Potions, Lotions and Magic Charms: Rock and Roll, a couple of beers and lots of packing tape! Call it a kinky spa treatment - anything for beauty!

This is what I now know: Sometimes starvation hurts deeper and kills quicker than a sword.

He said / She said:
Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want? Sigmund Freud


Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Lindy,
I'm loving Sacred Footing! Count me as an addict. :) I really enjoyed the idea of packing up the dragons. God knows I have got to get out the boxes soon!

eric1313 said...

Start with the boxes in the front and work your way back--and write to us about everything you discover.

Dragons always have a special place in my heart.

peace out, Lindy! You've got great fans.

Pythia3 said...

Thanks Michelle - I so admire your writing and YOU! And I really appreciate your comments and support.
Years ago, you (and Cal) brought me a Woman's Mythology book - I have always loved it - and like all books read differently at the different times and stages in one's life - I can't wait to read through this one again right now!
Love, Lindy

Pythia3 said...

Eric, you are so right - start in the forefront and work backwards.
In fact, that is exactly how I am packing and it is working effortlessly in that area as well.
Sometimes I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist (LOL) - a bit anal - and I make things much more difficult than they really are (or have to be).
Thanks for that reminder! And thanks for your support.
Love, Lindy