Hammer-head sharks, Crow and Crab
revealed themselves to me that morning,
after i sat in silence
on a chair in a circle, in a village.
the hammerhead sharks came first
and i felt safe instantly.
through me they sent an invitation
for a blond mermaid looking girl
to explore her emotions
a bit deeper on paper.
My prompt led her to meet whales,
i can’t help but feeling a pull
towards the hammerhead shark
whenever I feel lonely, left out or sensitive
Hammerhead shark reminds me that
spending time on my own isn’t a curse
but a great opportunity
to swim fluidly through the waves of these emotions of mine
before they turn into unmovable rocks.
the hammerhead shark makes me feel protected on many levels
and i’m grateful for them to come to me.
Crow keeps coming to me too…
Although i know he is often around but unseen,
as a friend and protector.
yesterday he kept me company on 2 paths
the path of words unravelling from my soul
and the cycle path on the way home.
crow doesn’t usually say much
he is usually just a friendly presence,
watching over me like a close friend
as he landed on the path in front of me:
laid back, relaxed, amused, as if he was making fun of me
like an old friend.
i sometimes wonder if
crow isn’t a manifestation of my own father?
Blue crab asked me to tell his story,
like with everyone’ stories there are sad and happy times,
magic, light, wisdom, good meals and dark sea beds.
Ferdinand Bauer, Portunus Pelagicus Blue Swimmer Crab – watercolour 1806-1826, the Natural History Museum, London.
“I’m fast and I won’t be prey. I bury myself in the sand and I like watching the light coming from the top, sometimes it’s very bright and it lights up the sea bed. I’m used to darkness. I don’t like being picked up or handled. My life is simple you might say, but for me it’s full of action, drama, vibrations, rippling sounds… fears, the satisfaction of a good meal… Maybe not so many internal brainy turmoils as I take life as it comes, I live in the moment. I’m in the now and life is good” – Blue Swimmer Crab.
Blue Swimmer Crab has fascinating eyes, blue claws and an interesting pattern on his back and legs. His two front claws look like two pelican beaks with lots of teeth. The pattern on his back looks like a map of a world, with the shape of symmetrical lands.
Crabs feel very grateful when people free them from careless fishermen, SO do what you need to do to get them out of the crab pots or buckets before they end up on a fishmonger stall and boiled alive.
Whenever you feel that pull to set them free don’t ignore that call, they are calling you for help and need you to listen to your heart. Don’t dwell too much on how, just get them out of there!
Look in the eyes of a crab, and he will speak to your heart. Listen carefully for his message is simple but profound.
When you see someone fishing, focus your intention on telling the fishes in the water to go swimming somewhere else and stay away from that zone. Send that message out clearly again and again, it will work!