Miracle Cat is complete, now and came along on my recent journey. A beast who walks between the worlds, with extra long ears for deep earth and wide sky listening, and a heart nose to track desires, as well as a quiver of question whiskers to keep questing.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Betwixt and Between
Here is one of the petroglyphs I saw at the hoodoos at Writing on Stone Provincial Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art anywhere in the plains of North America. I have loved this place since I first visited it as a girl and I have wanted to see it again for a long time, so on my recent road trip, I did. The area has been sacred to the Blackfoot people for thousands of years and they believe the spirit of their ancestors dwell among these sandstone rock formations. They would come to the hoodoos on spirit quests, going without water and food for days and drawing who they met in their visions. The dolls of Blackfoot girls did not have eyes so that a Spirit would not be captured in the doll.