Equinox the balancing point

Posted: September 23, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord sent this beautiful photgraph of her Peace Leaf out into the world to celebrate the Autumn Equinox in the north countries as spring has sprung here in the Land Down Under

Laurie Anderson’s second Norton Lecture – The Forest was available for 24 hours, I watched it three times… will post a link to part 3 of her Norton lectures next week
over and over “I find myself lost”….

just picked up my new eye glasses yesterday! Waited a year after the cataract surgery to let my eyes settle before seeing the optometrist, he said my distance vision is 110% better and wow these new transition lenses for reading and the computer are brilliant, so comfortable & stitching is a dream!
PS a bit shocked by the latest wrinkles but at least they’re honest…

  1. jude says:

    Oh, yay! New eyes! The man here is scheduled for a fix up soon.

  2. dinahmow says:

    Good news on the eyes,Mo.
    PS a rather withered cutting from one of the Brugs is showing green! And the two I’ve planted are looking good.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Di))) our beautiful apricot Brugmansia has finally given up the ghost after the plumber did the electric eel to unblock the sewer line about 18 months ago, am going to take a new cutting to pot up and take with us to the Blue Mountains when we retire next year, x fingers!

  3. Faith says:

    The glasses suit you. Your eyes seem so sad, but maybe it’s just the reflection of the light in them. From your blog and comments on other blogs, I imagine you to be thoughtful and reflective, but not sad.

  4. Martine Bos says:

    So happy for you Mo, these glasses suit you and meanwhile i know that good eyesite is the most important for artists.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Martine))) our optometrist takes time and care making sure the focal points are exactly right & he’s a lot younger than us so he’ll be looking after our eyes for the long run!

  5. Barry says:

    MC – love the idea of writing on leaves and letting them go to spread peace; and yes so good to have the glasses after the surgery – and I know what you mean about seeing more wrinkles and spots. Go well. B

  6. Mo Crow says:

    over and over “I find myself lost”… Laurie Anderson has a stunning way of seeing the world

  7. fiona says:

    The glasses look great and what a wonder the surgery and the lenses are! Glorious gift from Susan (her Spirit Books, oh my) and the equinox time does feel like we need a bit of re-balancing…Go well.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) the new glasses worked perfectly from the moment picked them up & getting better every day! Love the magic of the equinox it feels like a portal for recalibrating our ways.

  8. Marti says:

    The balancing point, here the earth is getting ready to quiet, the air is becoming crisp, and you are enjoying rebirth and spring…

    Eyes are the window to the soul and may I say Mo that your soul simply illuminates our world…..

  9. Liz A says:

    Griffin took his globe out last night to show us how it lights up to reveal the constellations … and so this morning, I showed Parker where Australia is compared to Texas … told her about my friends Barry and Fiona, who sent Peace buttons and Australia stamps … explained that for them night is our day, spring is our autumn (a tougher sell because it’s still summer in Texas, although it helped that a cold front came through last night, so P was wearing a jacket for the first time since March) … somehow the equinox makes that other-side-of-the-world sense more apparent … the tipping point

    but enough about our side of the world … I’m loving Susan’s peace leaf and your new specs … and I agree: transition lenses are way cool

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) Griffin’s globe sounds magical! One of the great gifts my folks gave us as kids was travelling for my father’s work to live in Peru where we lived right on the coast in the desert 2 degrees south of the equator. Experiencing a climate where it never rained and the Humboldt current kept the temperatures between 70˚F and 80˚F all year round. Then living for 6 months in Canada at my grandmother’s house in Quebec with snow & the joys of ice skating before coming out here to Australia, so many geography lessons in time, seasons and hemispheres via the magic of air travel.

  10. grace says:

    the L Anderson…really? will disappear after 24 hours? my battery is too low for right now,
    but good for seeing YOU…what a Woman you are, Mo……

  11. Lana says:

    Mo, celebrate every wrinkle because they are a sign of a life well lived and an age well reached. I see wrinkles as a manifestation of all the experiences we have had in life. The good, the bad and the ugly. I can’t wear bifocals so I’m constantly having to switch between reading glasses and vision glasses which is a hassle but I’m used to it. By the way, your new glasses look great!

  12. debgorr says:

    New glasses can be such a help! The transition glasses can take a bit of getting used to, but then are great. Thinking of you moving into spring…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Deb))) these glasses worked perfectly from the moment I picked them up, have been wearing transition lenses for the computer & reading since 1998. I was in the middle of a commissoned illustration when the detail started to blurr & had to start again after I got those glasses.

  13. shiborigirl says:

    1000 cheers for new eyes! fabulous to see you! i’d say we have earned every wrinkle and here we are!

  14. Hazel says:

    Hooray for new glasses (& fixed eyes) to see your own beautiful self with!

  15. fiberels says:

    So happy your eyes are good now !!! When I saw the leaf I thought of my stitched leaf 🙂 (worth a try . . .)

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