Grandma’s Tales

Colourful pioneers,

crazed prospectors and

old pot-bellied stoves…

I’d laugh myself

right off my chairs

when Grandma told

her Gold Camp tales…

Even as a child I saw

that golden wit and humour

flowed rich and deep

through her ancient veins.

This humour kept her strong.

You’d think she’d had no cares…

Those tales are lost now

like an old gold mine-

lost deep, deep within

memories buried

of another time

somewhere in my mind.

I didn’t write them down.

(a poem about Dorothy Thicke

and the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp)

(July 5, 2020- Shelley Wilson)

Cultural Appropriation

Structures and Styles,

Systems and Sciences

and all the Arts once known-

Cultures have ever borrowed

and made them part of their own-

recreated them as their own.

We’re inspired to express diversity

but when all is said and done

the many are part of the one-

Human Consciousness- diverse yet one.

(July 3, 2020- Shelley Wilson)

I Have Been ‘Beesy‘

For the past few days I’ve been creating some new jewellery for myself out of my old treasures. I’ve been quite busy with my latest spontaneously unplanned projects. (I admit that it’s been a fun distraction from a pile of sewing and mending that just keeps growing. )

Yesterday I had visits from three bees who flew in to see what I was up to. They arrived one at a time and I cheerily escorted them back outside one at a time. The second one had wanted to take up residence under the cushion of the chair I was sitting on. I finally convinced it that this was no place for a bee.

Today another bee flew in the window and watched what I was up to before it flew out the patio door as I continued creating more jewellery.

These kind of things have been happening all my life so I simply enjoy the experiences with gratitude and wonder.

(June 25, 2020- Shelley Wilson)

A Story of Religions

We have long revered, idolized and worshipped the ‘People of the Stars’ who brought their many Religions to this Living Library Planet. Many different Ancient Aliens- Alien ‘Angel’ Messengers recreated their diverse Belief Systems here. They created the gods of Egypt, India, Persia, Greece, Rome, Central America and elsewhere. They created Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other Power Structures of Religion. It was also Ancient Aliens who created the worship of Baal, Moloch, Satan, Kali and a global pantheon of death cult gods. They even inspired the creation of ‘Hollywood Stars’ worshipped by believers and atheists alike. There is a constant stream of reinventions of Ancient Beliefs brought here to this Living Library Planet by this diversity of Ancient Aliens- the ‘People of the Stars’.

(June 24, 2020- Shelley A. Wilson)

There Was Once…

There was once an amoral world where an evolving human species experimented on other species- as well as on their own kind. They had no regard for all the suffering they created. Those who were not directly involved in the experiments simply watched through their technologies. As the experiments increased, this became an increasingly voyeuristic world. The humans became less human. Eventually, they became bio- machines in a world of their making- a world of amoral Cy- Borgs.

(June 19, 2020- Shelley Wilson)

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a blue-skinned people who lived on a silvery planet orbiting a great blue star. They were an ancient race of humans who understood many advanced sciences including space travel and genetic engineering. Long ago, some of the blue-skinned people travelled to a little planet used by many interstellar species as a ‘living library’. An amazing diversity of lifeforms adapted and evolved on this terra-formed planet orbiting a yellow sun. The blue-skinned people adapted and thrived there too. Over the centuries, they recorded their presence and their knowledge in Sanskrit, architecture and sculptures. Gradually, however, they began to forget their origins. Planetary upheavals, conflicts with other species and other humans created more confusion. They dispersed and migrated to other lands. They forgot who they once were- as even their skin changed from ‘blue’ to white’. They forgot who they once were.

(June 17, 2020- Shelley Wilson)

Choosing Our Future

Racism has been a heartfelt concern for me for a long time, even though I am privileged to live in Canada as a white woman this time around. ( I have a deep knowing that I’ve experienced lifetimes in all races on this planet but you don’t have to believe me:) Racism is created by ignorance of the inherent unity of humanity and all life. I stand with those who are declaring #blacklivesmatter and with those who say We Are All One.

Likes

No, I don’t like the trendy, empty likes

littering language young girls use-

(like he said, like she said,

like you know what I mean?)

but I do like the likes writers choose-

(she felt his voice like a soft Spring breeze)

descriptive or designed to amuse.

Yes, I do like the likes of website likes-

agreements with views,

acknowledgments of news,

pleasures of beauty to share-

stars and hearts to show we care.

There are so many empty hearts waiting…

to fill… even liking the likes of you.

Like it or not but it’s also true…

Our machines message, compute and analyze

every word, number, image,

every thought expressed-

every like (or not) we all do.

This is the age of transparency

and often voluntary vulnerability too.

(June 9, 2020- Shelley Wilson)