“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds.”
—Jack Kerouac, “On the Road,” Part 1, Ch. 3
Dammit, I love this so much it hurts.
The low, grey clouds hold Mystery. Thick and moist. I made my way back across the worlds yesterday. From ancestor canyons and the harsh, changeable wind of high desert and scrub brush, to mother ocean. Vast, and still for now. The dream-like quality of underworld wanders still sit inside me. I’m holding on as best I can in the whirl and whoosh of my life.
Dunkelziffer// Colours And Soul
hawthorne berry/heart friend
Hawthorne has been revered for its capacity to strengthen and fortify the heart and the circulatory system of our bodies. It’s a tonic herb that is especially useful if there is a history of high blood pressure, heart disease or sluggish circulation that runs in your family. Schizandra berry is an adaptogenic herb that is well suited as a companion herb to Hawthorne. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this berry represents the five flavors: sour, bitter, sweet, acrid & salty. I also add a small amount of Motherwort extract to this elixer. Motherwort is sometimes referred to as ‘Lion Hearted’ and addresses both physical and emotional issues of the heart.