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.