Saturday, September 03, 2005

Baba's Hand Maiden

This is the profile, from Karen, that got me thinking. I am always most dangerous when I am thinking.

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Hands in Prayer by Michael Green

My name is Karen Roberts and this is my shop. I started with a few old maps, and, well—you can see all the treasures I have collected. Here you will find all manner of items, and some are indeed handmade. But as you notice, that’s not the exact name of the place.

Throughout my life, I have been somewhat of an eclectic, picking up and putting down many arts, crafts, identities, and philosophies. As I have grown older, I have come to the realization that I am merely a handmaid for the creative energy of the universe, a midwife of sorts, if you will.

My task is to allow this energy to flow through my hands and into others, which is why I am here at Soul Food. I have entered this community to pick up, set down, transform, share and absorb the creative energies of those who gather in the name of art.

At one time I knew for certain in my heart that I would be an artist…this dream fell by the wayside, but is being rediscovered once again as I reach mid-life. It is my hope that by offering these items for your perusal, you will once again claim that spark within yourself. Make your purchases wisely or rashly, whatever takes your fancy. For when you buy something from me, you don’t buy the thing—you buy the dream. Please, step inside and look around. I’ll just be here in the back opening myself to the creative energy of the universe.


At 9:30 PM, Blogger Believer said...

Dear "Dream Seller,"

I have been looking for a shop like this all my life.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Traveller said...

I do believe the Sandman has indeed come

At 4:11 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Dear Handmaiden she of the dreaming kind......I too like you believe that in the past 10 years I have become what I never was and that is someone who can bring to others a sense of welcomeness,in this my birth home it has happened Im often think by just leaving the front door key in the lock....Today Wed I have had neighbours,friends,acquaintences,come through that front door looking for cuttings of plants,bringing messages,spare printing paper,wanting lemons and as there have been 8 of them I have gone through a whole boiled fruit cake...and in my letter box tonight were 2 little cards thanking me for a nice cup of tea and good company...What more could one want...Lois.
(Muse of the Sea)


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