Feathers, Tooth and Bones


I love bones. A few might think that my feelings are provoked by some kind of morbid fascination with death. I do find death and dying quite intriguing—don’t you?—but death has little to do with my reasons for loving bones. I’m just enchanted by inner complexities. I feel that I learn best when I can see what lies within. I enjoy making sense of that which holds something together, giving it shape, keeping it from crumbling… I find it puzzling, and the thoughts keeps me focused.

The other day, I was in a lot of pain. I needed to focus on something other than body aches. Hurting, and thinking about it, sucks. In an effort to annihilate the suck(age), I visited Forest of the Bones, and got myself a bit of bone bling. Aren’t they precious?
 “snake vertebrae bones,
found along the side of the road,
cleaned and then sun dried, by” Laura

I was wearing them when I shared the fact that Sometimes I Need to Hurt in Private… By the way, after I published that post, I found this great quote, in Melissa Marr’s Graveminder: “Part of being strong is knowing when to hide your weaknesses, and when to admit them. When is just… [you and someone you trust], you can cry. In front of the world, you keep that chin up.” I think it goes well with the whole needing to hurt alone, for a while, motif.

Back to the bones… Laura went nuts when she packed my earrings. Either that, or Emo, her adorable cat, waited until his mama wasn’t looking and sneaked in all these goodies:
Yep, feathers, a tooth and more bones! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the jaw. And the wee vial of bone has been whispering, “Let’s do a little magic,” ever since the parcel got here. I haven’t said yes, yet—sometimes you need to play hard to get, you know? But I doubt I will be able to resist the whispers much longer. There is just too much fun to be had with bones.

Laura, you made my day. Heck, you made my month. I adore my earrings, and I’m delighted by the rest. I’m sooooooooooooo thankful! *the number of Os says just how much*
 This is the wild, agile and wicked handsome Emo of ForestWalkArt.
Doesn’t he look like he would send me some extra gifts?
Yep, I thought so, too ;-)

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34 comments:

  1. Bones are cool. I have a thing we feathers! And by thing i mean i am the crazy lady on all fours collecting them at the zoo! People stop watching the animals and start watching me!
    Is the pain now gone?

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    1. I used to walk around in Central Park collecting feathers and pretty leaves... so yep, I've gotten the crazy lady stares, too. Maybe we should stare back at them to see if they would run away lol

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  2. beautiful package.loved the feathers, not so fond of the bones, but ok, they are part of our body,aren't they?;) I adore cats, so that Emo is soooo cool! i guess hee has a great modelling potential:)hehe
    have an enjoyable day, Magaly!

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    1. I'm pretty sure Emo can make a career modeling; look at that pose ;-) It's okay not to like bones, they creep a lot of people out, must uncanny things do.

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  3. He definitely looks like a familiar seeking magic and bones! Ha! Gorgeous cat.
    Sometimes pain comes and takes your breath away and all you can do is hang on! Until one can seal up the agony and move on.
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy your bones.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Ha! Emo a familiar, that is too funny. Well, his mama is quite witchy, so maybe.

      And you are so right about pain. It hits, we bite down, and then it doesn't hurt as much and we move on ;-)

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  4. magaly...i missed this one. it makes me (and emo) feel all warm inside...knowing that each of the little things in the package has a special meaning. aaaaah, it feels good to 'give', it feels even better knowing u made someone a little happier. enjoy!

    actually i came back here...searching...going back post by post, looking for the orange peel candle holder thingies. i just juiced a bunch and saved some of the half rinds. so off i go...will keep looking...

    and thanks for all the mentions (and i also just noticed the Bone DooDLE link on your sidebar.) thanks again! yeah, i'm a little embarrassed...blushing...and humbled.

    have a great week!

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    1. ok, now i feel kinda...dumb...it's no wonder i 'missed' this post...cause you just put it out there!! haha.
      guess i was going forward searching...and not back...

      better go get another cup of coffee...

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    2. I love your Bone DooDLES. I think that's how I found you a year or so ago (I was looking for bone art) so it is only fit to have it on my sidebar. And Emo is just too precious.

      I think that art that is shaped with feelings have the power to transmit those energy to those who end up with it. I love the feel of my new earrings, so thank you ;-)

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  5. Snake vertebrae! Remarkable. If those earrings don't provoke comment, I don't know what will!

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    1. You know, I hadn't even think of that. But you are right! My bones will turn some faces lol. I have skull earrings, they are plastic, and people still stare. Can't wait to see their faces when they notice real bones--I'm kind of looking forward to it ;-)

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  6. It's interesting that you are interested in bones....hmmmmm. One of my donkey friends is as well. She does bone collages with them. Have fun gals. Oma Linda

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    1. Really? I'm going to stalk the blogs to follow to see if I can see some donkey bones. I bet they are precious ;-)

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  7. Those earrings are ssssspectacular!! In our family room we have (what we believe) is the upper mandible from a Narwhal whale that our son brought home from Baffin Island when he worked up there. It's quite interesting & definitely a conversation starter :)

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    1. I haven't decided where I will hang the deer jaw I got from Laura, but I figure that anywhere it is it will raise some brows. Not as high as your Narwhal, but raise they shall ;-)

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  8. Jeesh/ You can actually wear those ear rings and carry it off! Do you have a totem animal?? One that comes to you in dreams? I would imagine those bones would be very powerful if you wore them.

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    1. I have no totem animal. My dreams have always been covered by lovely daisies and pretty spiders though. Yet, I have always believed snakes to be cunning, beautiful, and fierce... so I like them very well. And yes, I think their bones would be powerful indeed ;-)

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  9. I love your earrings! So different!! What precious items you were gifted with them! So much fun! I love kitty! Have a great one my friend ;o)

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    1. They are precious, indeed. They've put all kinds of smile on my face. And yes, Emo is quite the looker ;-)

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  10. The jury is still out for me regarding bones. I have gone as far as liking claws, but I don't know... For me there's something bacterial, disease-y, maggot-y about bones. I could be Death I guess. Duh.

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    1. Claws seem a good start. Small steps does it. Or you can choose not to like them at all. The uncanny bits of life (and death) can be a bit chilling ;-)

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  11. Oh those are sooooo cute!! I've never seen anything like them, really special find!
    ♥Sharon

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    1. Special indeed. I love Laura's work. There is something to be said about the way she cleans up death and brings it back to life ;-)

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  12. My oldest found what we think is a racoon skull and bones that were naturally cleaned...must have been in our ditch for ages. They are among his most prized pocessions. If you do it in Biology class it's fine, but on your own and you are labeled weird. He's not obsessed with death, but curious about the insides.

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    1. How exciting! I remember my first bone find, and how proud I was of it. I still have no idea what animal the bones came from (probably a fox) but I was sooo happy, and totally thrilled by the fact that I could terrify my cousins with them lol.

      I was just talking to Jacob about the taboos attached to bones. I wonder how many kids forget their "I want to be a doctor" dream just because the world is too stupid to realize that bones aren't unnatural or weird, they just are.

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  13. Love the earrings! I am working with fish scales right now, and made a lovely necklace a few years back with the teeth of a hammerhead that some local guys did away with and dragged up onto our beach. I keep on finding the sweetest little lizards and Cuban tree frogs that the sun has baked into beautiful mummies. I wish I could display the little darlings, but something tells me that Hubby wouldn't get as big a kick out of them as I do. Oh well, there will always be people who think we are weird for loving the bones of those that have gone...it,s up to us to eliminate any and all doubt. Damn right I am strange!

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    1. Oh, I just thought of a question. When you Work/spell/what-have-you, do you do so in private? Does Jacob watch? What are his thoughts on his sexy witch and what she Does? Does he ever participate in energy raising for specific Work? And if those are all too personal, then I'll kindly go take a hike.

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    2. I don't think you are strange, you are you and that's wonderful. Or maybe we are just strange together lol. I would love to see your lizards. I think we honor the things we preserve.

      About your questions... it depends on what I'm doing. For instance, when I'm cleansing the house, honoring the dead, brewing something... Jacob watches, he asks questions... if I need to recharge my energies he is there for it (I, most often, raise energy with lovemaking and dance). There are rituals that I prefer to do alone, particularly rites that have to do with raising female energies or self-strength.

      Now take a hike... just kidding ;-)

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    3. Thank you for indulging my curiosity/nosiness. :-) I will be posting about my lovely dead things in the near future...with a link to your lovely post, of course.

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    4. Yay! I can't wait to see your lovely gonners ;-)

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  14. Oh, what treasures! I am absolutely certain that that handsome little feline sent you all of those extra goodies. What special treats for a special witch. Hugs sweetie!

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    1. I KNEW it was Emo! He just looks like the kind ;-)

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