The Inexorable Mouths of Snails

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Found Goddesses
I have two 'statues' of goddesses, both of which have great meaning for me. Each of them was not made, as such, but found and seen to be meaningful. I have this idea that I should photograph them and I also need to find and photograph more such little bits of naturally occuring iconagraphy (Icons are images of that which one finde holy - Idols being images of other people's gods, usually ones you don't agree with...).

One is a sea-tumbled lump of pumice, roughly shaped like a woman sitting crosslegged. There is a niche, just where the right arm and lap would meet, which cradles a roughly infant-shaped second bit of sea-tumbled pumice. Overall, it looks like a mother nursing a child. I found them together on the beach as young girl, I think when I was 10. The 'baby' stone has amazingly stayed with its 'mother' all these years.

The second, I found on a friend's farm in my mid-twenties. It is, I suppose, the broken off tooth or tine of some piece of long-lost farm equipment. It is caked with rust and looks immesurably old. She (I say she, because it looks female) looks like a paleolithic goddess made somehow of iron, short arms prjecting to either side, basic representation of a head, narrow torso and waist, hips and buttocks and legs represented by a shaped wedge that tapers to assumed feet. I know that a man-made machine gave her her original function, but also that fate and the elements are what has made her look as she does now, and given her a meaning beyond a lump of rust.

Strangely, these little images have always resonated more for me than others made by human hands. They are more significant, I think, because they are so random.

Found goddesses.

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Hi.. hope you don't mind me posting; I know you vaguely from the 12C garb yahoogroup.

I have a similar thing; a goddess made of grey wax which dripped in the wind during an overnight vigil. She is delicate, beautiful, and entirely made by nature as I didn't even notice she was there until morning. She is one of my treasured possessions.

I don't mind at all :)

I'm glad, actually, that I'm not the only one who is so deeply moved by such naturally occuring images. Makes me feel a bit less odd :)

no you aren't the only one ... it's nice to know I am not so odd after all

Goddess finds

I had a rather odd expierience of a Goddess finding me. I went to the storage unit for my local Barony to return some items after an event, and as I went to toss some random thing into the dumpster I saw a sculpture had been left there, (or she crawled out in my opinion). She is a rather beautiful "Mother" shaped, and I feel she chose me to be her custodian.

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