My offering for Sue’s Thursday Photo Prompt makes a return to wind lashed northern shores, home of Odin’s seer. What is it with the One Eyed god and his summons? He appeared long ago, a shimmering dream offering the fruits of his suffering and knowledge. The woman who stood before him didn’t fully realise the significance of this act, but knew it had to be accepted.
Such offerings are deeply infused with sacredness and offer a glimpse into realities beyond normal perception. They occur in liminal places, for no other location will do. Such boundaries and thresholds facilitate the opening of the consciousness to divine forces and revelation. On this occasion the Seer stands at a place of offering, she carries the mead of inspiration for the one who stands in the light of fire from the skies:
You call upon me once more One Eyed One,
Wrenching me from a place of solitude and silence.
I peer into the darkness of first beginnings,
Grasp at visions of times yet to come and times long gone,
When all that we hold dear vanish into the fires of undoing.
A new world calls, yet my heart fills with tears at what is inevitable.
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