Not always here and never all there

 

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an encounter in the rain

 

I wonder if I’m missed!!

I’ve really fallen by the wayside in blogging. I admit to using Flickr on and off as it has been a lot easier to post and poof. Here I must be more thoughtful and with my previous bout with depression (SAD) plus, and then a painful sciatica in my left hip ( subsiding), it has been much harder to collect my thoughts into something non-neurotic and cohesive. I’ve had to try to stop looking at random events as harbingers of doom or checking to see if there are escape routes out of the city should the need arise. I hope all of you are well and safe.

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apocalypse

but!! I’m now on the mountainside and barring any earthquakes that might bring the mighty giants crashing like the sword of Damocles onto our roof, life is good. After listening to the trees roaring in a wind that lasted for days the calm sun has at last arrived.   The garden is looking good and coffee on the deck!

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yes, weeds and all

I checked into my blog today to find something wonderful. A message that I must share that has inspired me as I have been meaning to revise my little stories for ages.

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a new piece: The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan

Hi Cybele – this may come as a surprise as it’s a long time since you wrote these tales! But I found your images on Flickr and followed the path here 🙂

Being from Ireland myself and knowing much of the old stories, I was captivated from the start! Eventually growing to recognize the tale of Oisin, with your own interpretation, interspersed with cameos of other mystical beings, I must say you have that rare and wonderful magic in your imagination. From the faerie mounds to Raven Bran, to the Morrigan, the Red Stag, Swans, and Druids (with your incredible representation of Christianity overcoming the pagan ways as the young priest baptized the old man) – all of the tales flowed perfectly seamlessly from one to the next. Your pictures are also crafted with insight and love and make wonderful complements to the stories. I’m glad I found your website. You are an inspiration. Thank you.

 

Namaste, blessings, and blessed be, to all!

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Back in 2017 Ceakay Ballyhoo a real life painter and teacher was taken with the story and  took my tales of the Tuatha De Danaan to the virtual world in the form of a story tour on her sim led by writer and seanchai library member Judy Cullen (click on link for more)

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57 Comments Add yours

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    What’s up Cyebel..how are you doing

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    1. oh boy it took a while to get to these comments A busy summer and all is mostly ok!! thank you

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        Great let’s you and me keep it that way

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  2. Renee Espriu says:

    As always happy to read/hear your stories and I had not heard this one. I have Irish and Scottish amongst many other ethnicities in my background. I might have said. I so appreciate anyone who connect to any group of peoples or groups and creates such magic so that they come to life….even in folklore stories. Love to hear ones about fairies. I do hope you are well and of course, you are always missed.

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    1. forgive me for not answering in a time fashion!! your comments are so appreciated!!

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      1. Renee Espriu says:

        No worries! Hope you are doing well.

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  3. As with everyone else, yes you are missed – lovely set of images….as always 😀 ;D

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    1. thank you so much Lisa!!!! I’m very late!

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  4. Of course you’re missed Cybele, and it’s lovely to get such great comments about something you’ve written a while ago.

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    1. thanks so much for your visit Andrea! You are always an inspiration to me!

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  5. Anita says:

    It’s wonderful to hear from you, Cybele – you were definitely missed! 🙂 It’s nice to see that you loved the message that was left for you – your pictures are always so beautiful and ethereal. Hope your new serene environ continues to see you feeling good.

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    1. thanks for visiting Anita!! and your good wishes!

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  6. Peter Nena says:

    You have been dearly missed.

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    1. oh Peter and how are you these days my friend!!

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      1. Peter Nena says:

        I am fine, Cybele. I hope you are too. I pray you get better and continue enriching our lives with your presence in this world. I have missed reading your posts, your thoughtful words and your inventive photos. Take care, dear.

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      2. so sorry for such a late response!! It’s been a very busy summer!! Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts and wishes!!!!

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  7. Sherry Felix says:

    I’ve been missing you. Glad you are back for a bit. Please keep in touch. I love your messages and images.

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    1. It was good to visit your blog again Sherry!! I’ll try to post more often and thank you so much for your support!!!

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  8. What a nice message. A bit of light urging you to the end of a dark tunnel.
    A garden to view and coffee on the deck – that’s lovely too

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  9. You’ve returned in full bloom. Your images have me returning again and again. They are beautifully rendered.

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  10. John says:

    Reblogged this on KULTIVATE.

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  11. Adrian Lewis says:

    Cybele, it sounds like you’ve had a rough time: I hope things are altogether brighter now. Take good care of yourself. Adrian 🙂

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    1. I certainly try and thanks so much Adrian for your visit!!

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  12. Oh you are missed. And this lovely post reminds me of why x

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    1. oh Shey!! so glad you haven’t forgotten me yet!! hugs to you lass!! I’ll be popping over soon!

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      1. I would never forget you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. Ms. Liz says:

    I missed you, and also so excited to see another wonderful post. Thank you xx

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    1. oh I am touched! thank you so much Liz!

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    1. Good to see you Gavin!!! thank you!

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  14. I’m glad I decided to pop in. Welcome back! I’m glad you’re feeling better! 🙂

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    1. so glad you popped by Rob!! thank you!

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  15. disperser says:

    Glad you’re doing better and it’s always nice getting recognition for one’s passion, especially from someone who can appreciate your efforts at a deeper level than most.

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  16. sheldonk2014 says:

    You are so not alone……i can’t begin to tell you….how my bodily pain to my bouts with depression…..do not secretly come from behind I will surely end up on the side of a wall
    My phone sucks or I would hang out and wait for you

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    1. Hey Sheldon, so glad you are still here!! We survive!!

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        Cybele pain is a lonely place dump that feeling and come back..

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  17. paula graham says:

    So good to see you and your wonderful fairy tales of sadness, beauty and love again and yes, you have been missed

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    1. hugs to you Paula!!! Thank you!

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  18. Welcome back, my friend! Don’t feel bad and, yes, you have been missed! I have only posted twice so far this year myself. What a wonderful comment. I do so agree. You have such a magical and wonderful way with stories and photos. Take care and be safe. Wishing all the best for you and yours! ❤

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    1. So good to hear that I”m not alone Linda!! Thanks so much my friend!

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  19. Olga says:

    To turn weeds into a beautiful piece of photo art is magnificent. The Fairy Flag is a really captivating, dream-like story of creative magic. ❤ I have suffered with sciatica pain myself in the past. Wishing you well on your journey to healing.

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    1. I’m very very touched Olga!! Thank you so much!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        It’s all too easy to get down right now and I completely understand your problems with blogging. I feel the same way. It seems way too complicated to even attempt more times than not these days. How lovely to get such a beautiful affirmtion of your fairy stories.
        I haven’t tried Flickr – I jse Instagram more than my blog now. You have tempted me to look at Flickr – maybe I’ll see you there.

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      2. it is Suzanne !! I have slowed down. yes take a look at Flickr! thanks for coming by!!

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      3. Olga says:

        I was touched by your magical photos also. ❤

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  20. pattimoed says:

    Hi, Cybele. This is wonderful!! I’m so glad you’re emerging from a dark place and are coming back to a brighter one. That note from a fan should be framed and hung on your wall! That’s marvelous! A great compliment. And I will echo that you have a great gift and a marvelous and magical way of “spinning” a tale. 🙂 Enjoy the summer, Cybele.

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    1. yes the cabbage butterfly emerges lol. Thanks so much my dear friend.

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  21. smilecalm says:

    wishing you happiness
    wherever you are, Cybelemoon!
    i know you are there
    and that makes me happy.
    may you feel warm & comforted
    in moments of discomfort, david 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Smilecalm!!!

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  22. Glad to hear you are on the mend has we would say here. Depression is a dark place to be, a couple of years back I lost so much of what was my life due to it. The person I loved, my home. But also made me a stronger, intelligent and more mind full. The words I read some where ‘the sun is still shining behind the clouds’ added a little light each day. Now it shines every day. I send you love.

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    1. hey good to hear from you George over in that land I miss!! thanks for your encouraging words always.

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