Merril D. Smith shared a quote from William Shakespeare and The Merchant of Venice, for this week’s poetry challenge.
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
We’ve had a few big happenings in our little house in the desert. After three long years without our beloved Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice, we decided it was time for a new little goddess to enter our lives.
In a couple of weeks, one of these little kittens will come home with us. I met the four of them today, and instantly fell in love—and I have the scratches from their baby claws to prove it!
After Ron and I raised five kids together in a house that always had at least one cat or dog, we knew it was time to create new memories.
If the corona virus has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the bright lights that shine in our lives. Time spent with family and friends, good food, wine and drink, and the companionship of the furry creatures that fill our hearts with love.
When I bent down and caressed those bits of fur, I whispered, “Who wants to be a goddess?”
The attentive girl in the middle recognized me. Our eyes locked, and I knew she was the one. Freyja, the Viking goddess is reborn to shine a light in our weary world.
fate steers a fresh course
candle glow transformation
good deeds rewarded
Freyja, keeper of the Runes
light beneath the underworld
©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro
Freyja was a Norse goddess whose sacred animal was the cat. It is said she rode a chariot driven by two blue cats given to her by Thor. Her sacred birds were falcons. Her magical cloak was made from falcon’s feathers enabling her to shapeshift and fly.
The selection of the name Freyja is a polite nod to our Viking and Germanic heritage.
And, if mythology isn’t your thing…
There’s nothing like the purrs from a cuddly kitty!
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