Day 56: The Day of the Dead
“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”
You know the reason why I love owls so much? Because owls stand for (among other things) in Animal Medicine, for Wisdom. Wisdom….
What is wisdom, really? What is ignorance?
Ignorance is defined in the dictionary as “the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.”
But then it has this interesting footer: ” See ignore, -ance “
Interesting. So being ingnorant….it isn’t just not knowing. It’s not choosing to not know.
Wisdom. I looked up the synonyms and came up with this:
“1. sense, understanding. 2. sapience, erudition, enlightenment.”
And in fact, stupidity and ignorance are it’s antonyms.
When we seek wisdom, we must make sure that we are not seeking what we want to find, but what is truly there. We often times claim that we wish for wisdom, but what we want, is to hear what we want to hear.
Wisdom means opening your mind and your heart to be able to hear what you may not want to. That’s why the owl also stands for seeing what others do not. Think about this the next time you make some owl craftiness.
So for today’s crafty endeavor, I had a fun workshop at Spacecraft Brooklyn!
It was so much fun, we made an altar together, and dressed it up with skulls and pictures, then made some cards and Loteria Pins with Recycled Bottlecaps. Cool, eh?
It’s always fun to create in groups and flocks. I think so, anyway.