Thursday, January 03, 2008
In the interest of being fabulous one day...
I decided to start 2008 with a New Year's revolution to live more artfully and authentically. Remember the dreadlocks I told you I'd have in my 2012 dream? They'll be cascading down my back then, and it's highly possibly they will be multicolored. However, before any of that could happen, I had to actually start the dreads. And so...
That's me. With new, starter dreads. I also have fabulous accoutrements of faith disguised as jewelry that I got for Christmas. Check out the funky silver and black rosary, my Benendictine Jubilee Cross, and my Mater Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother) medal, which is my personal favorite. Sister Lily Watters had one just like it. She's the punk nun on Joan of Arcadia season two. I LOVE her! And I fell in love with that medal.
A few weeks ago I dreamed Elohim gave me His name and two Sacred Hearts of Jesus. My Sacred Heart medal reminds me of mystical dreams and Jesus's passionate love. All I need is a St. Christopher medal for traveling mercies 'cause I'm on my way to the Motherland, Africa!
Man, I love this stuff. They're gentle reminders of interceeding friends in high places. And much more wearable than icons, which I also love.
But back to the locks. They didn't take days like the zillions braids did, just a couple of hours of twisting and manipulating. This is my fourth day. At first they were little curlicues around my head. Now they're stretching out. They'll go through several, unpolished stages that will be the death of all personal pride for me, but hey, who needs pride? Doesn't it goeth before a fall? Dreadlocks for the ascetic in me. Ha!
I know they kinda look strange, and trust me, I put myself at the most flattering angle possible to highlight them. They're kind of blah right now, which just goes to show you, you have to begin a thing and tend to it before you reap the fabulousity that will come later. Isn't that like so much in the spiritual journey? Patience really is a virtue.
I'll keep you posted, lovies.