Are You Mossy?

GEM78_5This card reminds me that a rolling stone gathers no moss. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

On the no moss side, you are assured of a constantly changing view. You will never be bored if you are always on the move.

On the moss side, you would find time to rest and time to sink your roots down into a place before gallivanting off again.

I’ve been both, I think. I’ve lived in Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Utah, and Colorado with several repeat stops in both Louisiana and Texas.

One of the pluses of that gadfly behaviour was the chance to make and maintain friendships all over the country. Thanks to finding the internet (that was in Michigan), I met people I would have never met.

The first stop for me on the internet was pre-world wide web days. In fact, as I write this, I’m wearing a sweatshirt that proudly says, “use your modem to dial.” Oh yeah, those were the days. My first home on the ‘net was a place called Grex. It was magical for me. It’s still out there too!

I found a place where there were areas to be myself as well as areas to play in fantasy worlds as another character. I think it was the first place I exercised my creative writing other than via letters with Cai who is the other half of Marilu Mann.

The Four of Swords here is from AGMuller’s Gemstones and Crystals Tarot. While I don’t necessarily agree with all the choices this deck makes, I love moss agate for the Four of Swords.

Have you been a rolling stone? Where did you roll to?

Have you gathered moss? Where were you when you first felt that idea of “Oh, this is what it feels like to belong?”

I’m challenging you today to use 180 seconds of your day to focus on one of those questions. Then tell me about it.

Four of Swords, Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals, AGMuller 2007

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

I’ve learned how to take my mossy and non-mossy self to the next level with Leonie Dawson. You can too. Click the graphic below (aff link) to learn how. I have belonged since last May and it has truly galvanized me. I’d love to have you join me on this journey.


2 thoughts on “Are You Mossy?”

  1. I am a rolling stone, but have been gathering moss in my current home since having my daughter in 2001. So glad I rolled early in life! I have lived in England, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and in my current state of Minnesota, not necessarily in that order. I used to be rather flippant of upping and moving across the country but these days I want my daughter to have a stable home and spot to lay her head.

    I love your image. Very cool & fitting for the discussion. I think you could probably sell a few of those sweatshirts on your site to make a few bucks too! lol…

  2. I’m also a rolling stone who gathers moss for a while and then rolls again, though I can’t say whether that will happen in the future, too. I’ve lived in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and several different places in the UK 🙂 And yes, each place and its people has affected me in myriad ways. Yet now, I think I’ll be staying put, mainly because of my son. I guess it’s also good to have a home base from which we can adventure out on holiday, knowing we have a stable place to return to…

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