wheel of life spins ’round and ’round

Posted: January 8, 2018 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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The Letter W
from An illuminated Book of Cats
by Mo Okiszewski, Rod Morgan and Ariel P Cat © 2010
It was 45˚C (113˚F) here yesterday… my brain melted down but this morning the memory of this page from our book put the heat into perspective with the deep cold happening on the other side of the world, the balancing act as Jude talks about today over at Spirit Cloth, she helps me keep my head on straight!

  1. Nancy says:

    We all help each other get through, yes? I don’t like when we have those super hot days, so I can relate to your heat. Stay the cool cat you are Mo!

  2. dinahmow says:

    Right now, 5am, it’s drizzling. Perhaps the moisture and lower temperature will save some plants…
    (Six buds on the Brug!)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Di))) spent a lot of time watering and put up a parasol for the Honesty that i am attempting to grow this year, it survived! Have been dreaming of moving up to the Atherton Tablelands but after yesterday am wondering if I would cope with the extreme heat, how do you manage?

  3. nettyg says:

    You sure did cook yesterday, but looks like you have a reprieve this morning with a cooler low 20s. Balance. And love your cat, would like to see more of those.

  4. Susan says:

    Awesome! Just like you.

  5. shemann says:

    love the picture and poem, so true- right now I would like it to spin a little faster towards Spring! It is -16 here today and my hands hurt

  6. fiberels says:

    Love your “CAT-cards”
    (and cherish mine 😉 !)

  7. Beautiful Ariel Beautiful You and oh aren’t we experiencing the extremes on our two sides of the globe at ground level! Fire and Ice. Hang loose and remember if you can that 5 minutes of silent meditation can lower your body temperature, or raise it.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle))) namaste the southerly kicked in last night and cooled everything down & we’re back to fine summer weather now, about 90˚F with thunderstorms rolling round the edges of the sky. Y’know I have never thought about meditation as a form of temperature control but you’re right, remembering to focus on the breath in and out to the tune of “let it be” always warms my heart and chills the mindchatter no matter what the conditions…

  8. Margaret Johnson says:

    Hi Mo, good on you for surviving the heat!! We had a 42 deg day here on Sat. Gets pretty scary esp with the horrendous northerly’s. (surrounded by bush here) Luckily the cool change came overnight. Hate it when the heat lasts for days, rather hard to take hey!!
    I love your cards too, and love being able to see them close up on the screen!! We have been enjoying our telescope, fantastic being able to see our beautiful Moon in such detail. All things good to you and Rod…Marg…oxox

  9. Eliene says:

    Thought of you yesterday in that awful heat & then saw on the news it was hotter than expected. On Sat. I was at the s/market by 8am & didn’t venture out again until after dark. We’re supposed to be heating up again at the end of the week but hopefully not to 42C. It is summer after all and I try [try mind you] not to complain about the weather. Did you have to work today? Stay cool my friend….

  10. arlee says:

    With us having had a -43C day recently, i still say “you can always add another layer if it’s cold, but you can’t take off your skin if it’s hot”–i would die in that heat! Sending you some cybre snowballs 🙂

  11. deemallon says:

    glad it’s cooled off. like arlee, I’d die in that heat. Very happy to hear that Honesty has survived to grow and thrive another day.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) haven’t lived in a cold place since I worked in Falls Creek for the ski season back in 1977, my fingers and toes go blue when the thermometer drops below a bitter 7˚C (44˚F) what Canadians would think is a nice spring day!

  12. Hazel says:

    Your art is magical! (I can’t even imagine 113! I would melt & take everyone around down with me. K. once had a great job offer for a very hot location. I asked him if he wanted to live with me there? He never brought it up again. Wishing you ice cubes and arctic breezes.)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) it’s cooled down to 29˚C (85˚F) today with the most amazing thunder and lightning storm all last night and a good downpour all the plants and people are feeling very relieved!

  13. balance
    love an miss Ariël
    love your art like crazy

  14. Liz A says:

    The term “global weirding” comes to mind … I recently watched a program that compared the history of the planet to a football field. The modern history of humankind was an eyelash width at the end. How much damage we the people have done in so little time and even with all our so-called “intelligence” too few feel compelled to remedy it.

  15. Tilly says:

    😳45 C.? Wow😰. Here it is now 6 C. What a differente. In the US its colder. Much colder.
    Yes, Wheel of Life. Climat crise in motion.

    I remember the time you made the illuminated books for Cats, Mo. I enjoyed following the proces.

    Sending you a little breeze.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Tilly))) Sunday and extreme, we only get a few days like that each summer but they are getting hotter, today is Friday forecast to be 28˚C (83˚F), have had some good lightning & thunderstorms with rain during the week so all the gardens are recovering well and so are we!

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