Thursday, December 3, 2009
"Sealskin, Soulskin 3 ~ The Gift" 2.5" x 3.5"
“We can live on land, but not forever, not without trips to the water and to home...”
This tiny baby seal represents to me the inner child, whose gift to us is insight, the ability to see beneath the surface of things.. to receive air without taking a breath..
Excerpt from "Sealskin Soulskin" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes':
" The boy scratched open the bundle and shook it out--it was his mother's sealskin. Oh, and he could smell her all through it... And as he hugged the sealskin to his face and inhaled her scent, her soul slammed through him like a sudden summer wind...
The child feared his mother will leave him. But, she filled her child's lungs with her own breath, and took him beneath the sea with her...)
“And they swam deep and strong till they entered the underwater cove of seals where all manner of creatures were dining and singing, dancing and speaking, and the great silver seal that had called to Ooruk from the night sea embraced the child and called him grandson.