Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Undines and workshop in Nelson, BC.


Undines - (collage of a mermaid created for Martha and Rick Haeseler - original photo by Rick)

I learned a new word yesterday from Adela, a very watery Prospect oriented sort of word "Undines". These creatures are the elemental beings that compose water, etheric in nature, existing within the water itself, and invisible to those with normal vision. But for those with the right kind of vision these beings are reported to be beautiful to look at and are very graceful. They are often seen riding the waves of the ocean. They can also be found in rocky pools and in marshlands. Clothed in a shimmery substance looking like water but shinning with all the colors of the sea, they are closely related to the mermaid.

Now I'm off to Nelson, BC for an Arts and Health conference, I'll be thinking of all my little undines back in Prospect.

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