Still waters run deep
Happy New Year!
Did you sing “Auld Lang Syne” to remember the departed? We sang it on the shores of the river Glaven, because water is the realm where all the souls of the departed end up. They are travelling to the water fairy, to this place of secrets, change and rapture. These are the unknown depths of water.
Siri and Selma love dipping their tiny fairy fingers in their beloved river Glaven which flows not far from our home into the sea. When you put your fingers in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. Well, Leonardo da Vinci thought so. We suppose that by touching flowing waters you are making a connection with the life force that gives power by flushing away all your fears. We recommend this for a fearless and adventurous 2017! 🙂
Siri and Selma gazing at the river Glaven. Knowing that you can see your reflection in still water only, the quietly hum The Incredible String Band:
One of our favourite Greek goddesses is Amphitrite. Her job is to calm the waters. We wonder if she practised this art when the beautiful Aphrodite was born. The Inuit in the polar regions practise this art as well but with knots in a handkerchief. Selma tried it with quite some success as you see in Dina’s pictures here from our New Years Eves walk in the Cley and Blakeney marshes.
With lots of love and finest fairy dust
The Fab Four of Cley
© Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar, Cley next the Sea, 2016