Wednesday, November 7, 2012


A horse appears and stays in my imagination.  Why a horse?  I know him well.  He is alone in the desert and hill country surrounded by dry grasses that swish when he walks.  

He pauses, he senses, he looks, he sees....he knows!  

Who is he?  

I feel a great sense of intuition as I view the horse, my painted companion.  I feel Walt Disney's Fantasia all around us as I hear and see again Rite of Spring, haunting music by Igor Stravinsky, and cartoons about the creation of Earth and era of the dinosaurs.  I feel the animated creatures raise their heads and look, some running at the approach of the Thunder Lizard as lightening and dark clouds flash.

The horse raises his head and neck up too What's up?  

Again I ask, "Why the horse?"  The answer:  the horse is a very powerful energy, strong in body in spirit, focused, centered, and displaying a sense of humor and playfulness.  I think now of the Pastoral Symphony, Beethoven's 6th, in Fantasia and the flying horse family with their multicolored foals frolicking in clouds and water.

*I pause to put on music, American Tune, by Simon and Garfunkel.  I hear...I sing along:
" far away from home....and I dreamed I was flying.  High up above, my eyes could clearly see, Statue of Liberty, sailing away to sea...."

Hurricane Sandy came and went, leaving a whirlwind of twisted memories:  floating cars, flooding houses, LaGuardia airport, "under water" and lightless water filled subway lines dotting the eerie scene.

"And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made..." 
Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel 

In my imagination from many years ago, I visited again New York City.  I flew into LaGuardia then, and peered out the window as water rose up to meet runway.  Would we touch down safely?  Yes!

My friend and her parents met me at the airport, and as we drove toward the city, the golden skyline jolted my eyes!  We took in art museums, a Broadway show, ethnic restaurants, bagel bakeries and much more.  My friend and I were young single girls then!  Her parents lived in Queens.  I absorbed New York with expert guides!   

Recently I watched a benefit concert on (old fashioned) TV and relived songs by musicians like Sting, Bruce Springsteen, John Bonjovi, Arrowsmith and more.  I saw people scrambling to clutch water soaked photos salvaged from their homes, sometimes all they had left.  Pictures, physical and nonphysical, are so important to connect us "here and now" with our timelines.

I got out (old fashioned) Cd's and played selections of Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel, and Sting.  I ached.

*  "New York, to that tall skyline I come, 
flying in from London to your door.  
New York, looking down on Central Park....There's a heart, a heart that lives in New York...."

Related Posts:  
Tonal Vision, The Power of Music, (Jan 2011), Phantoms (May 2011),  By an Unfaltering Trust (July 2011), T-I-M-E and In the K(now) (Dec 2011), Running With Horses (Mar 2012), and Reigning Cats and Dogs (Sept 2012).

*  Simon and Garfunkel, The Concert in Central Park, 1982 available on DVD, Audio Cd, Mp-3, watch You Tube. 

Walt Disney's Fantasia (Nov 1940).  Hand painted single frame cartoons tell fanciful stories set to classical music, among the first Music Videos! 

Elton John, Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters, "....and rose trees never grow in New York City...."

Sting, An Englishman in New York and Message in a Bottle, "Sending Out an SOS...." Elaine Collier, from U.K., comments about Hurricane Sandy.  Elaine is a Reiki Master Teacher and co-founder of Como Centre for Enlightenment in Oxfordshire U.K.  Debra Basham's Blog, Yellow Brick Road, Your Path to Heart and Health.  Latest Posts, Beads (sacred stones) and When Nothing More Can Be Done (photo of cars underwater).  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Free illustrated PDF E-book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, Awaken Your Creative Spirit

Midnight oil painting by Dahlis Roy