Monday, September 28, 2009

Goddess #5

The 5th goddess stands in the mud amongst the reeds lining the Muddy River, Brookline. Bikers, dogs and their people, runners, walkers, strollers, lovers, medical workers, leaf blowers and grass cutters, students, parents and toddlers pass close by.  She says, "May our hearts be flooded with forgiveness. Washing away all anger and aversion. Leaving space for love and compassion to overflow."

Monday, September 21, 2009

4th Goddess

Goddess #4 is near Ward's Pond in Fredrick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace in Boston/Brookline. Surrounded by running water she is nestled in uprooted roots in the center of a mandala, within earshot of traffic, near paths utilized by joggers, dog-walkers, and fishermen. She says, "Touching the Earth, surrounded by roots, generations flow through me as the stream flows past. Present, past, and future in this one very moment. May all beings be well."

Monday, September 14, 2009

3rd Goddess

Goddess #3 was the most difficult to find a home for thus far. She is now in Union Square Park in New York City. Inside she says, "Breathing in . . . I breathe in the cosmos . . . Breathing out . . . I breathe out the cosmos."

I first thought to put her on the Highline . . . a beautiful wild garden that has been created on an old elevated railroad siding downtown on the west side near the Hudson River . . .but it was way too carefully cultivated, populated and patrolled for comfort . . .

The park at Union Square had more of the feel of real people, and a more casual feel that comes from having been a real part of the city for some time. Around her are a great mix of street people, well-heeled consumers at the farmer's market, construction workers, and artists . . .

Monday, September 7, 2009

2nd Goddess

Goddess #2 is now out in the world. She is in the woods behind Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. Her message reads, "As a mother nourishes and protects her dear children, may we nourish and protect the world, mother and child of us all." As I continued walking the paths through the woods I came upon a lone salamander, a sweet orange goddess of a different kind.