For the Dolphins of Taiji Cove

23 Jan

This cloth is moving along on its own volition. It calls to me when I’m doing other things. Insistent. And each time I return to it, I’m glad that I listened–not to my mind–but to the cloth’s voice. This morning I was looking at trees from a vantage point on the floor. Squinting. Making a peep hole with my fist–a tiny viewing mechanism. I scanned the branches, limbs, spaces in-between. Noticed things. Shapes, curves, lines. Some of the branches had that beautiful curve–the dolphin’s-back curve. But the spaces in-between are what really captured my attention–and I started seeing constellation diagrams.cropped

Which of course led me to wonder–is there a dolphin constellation? And yes, there is. And it’s called Delphinius. There are several legends from Greek Mythology that explain how this constellation came about–and in each case, Dolphin was a helper to humans. A helper. I’m thinking about that now.

The red on the cloth represents two things. First, it’s arranged in the general shape of Delphinius. And it’s red–it’s red because blood is red.  And that seems to be what we do to beings that come to help us.
And again, as with Starfish, a portal exists. A departure point. The point where two spheres touch , creating an opening.  Portal to another realm.  And I left the twigs with the shell center.  It reminds me of how we stick symbols in the ground to remind each other that something BIG happened here.DSC00612

11 Responses to “For the Dolphins of Taiji Cove”

  1. cynthia craig January 23, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    i am so glad you choose and chose to follow the thread..you honor so much here cynthia

    • Patricia January 26, 2014 at 8:53 am #

      a lot has changed in a short period of time–but i’m still following thread.

  2. Mo Crow January 23, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    this is such a wonderful honouring for the dolphins, there was a book back in the late 60’s by John C Lilly about communicating with the dolphins… can’t remember the name it opened my mind to these wonderful beings, did you know they use their whole brains which are as big as ours, we use a tenth of our capacity….

    • Patricia January 26, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      i have a recurring dream–not as often as i would like–where i’m swimming with dolphins. it’s absolutely amazing. and i’m not surprised about the brain facts–for ours and theirs. good to hear your voice

  3. debbie.weaver January 23, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    These pieces are amazing, I love the starfish and the work so far on dolphins, cloth with a conscience has so much more meaning than some of us who just doodle.

    • Patricia January 26, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      i don’t know about that–doodles sure seem honest to me.

  4. karmadondruplhamo....grace forrest January 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    and the one blood mark of the constellation …. on the woman’s heart

  5. Totsy January 30, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Thanks Patricia for bringing awareness to some hard issues! It’s not fun to think about. I watched the Kaitie show before leaving for work today. It’s about the Dolphin slaughter. Try to catch it online. They told some things we can do to put this to an end! Thank you.

    • Patricia January 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

      Totsy! thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much for this comment and link. i checked it out and learned a lot. will be putting the link in my next posting. love….

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