Defending My Freedom

Defending My Freedom, Blessing My Anger

I started this pillow last week, and once again I can hardly remember the process.  Although looking at it now I can see I dug deep for this one.  I’ve been reading the Christiane Northrup book on menopause and she wrote that during perimenopause we pick up where we left off in adolescence when it come to individuation.  Freedom is a state of mind, once you have it, there’s no going back.

In Defending my Freedom, Blessing my Anger  the warrior goddess looks like she’s ready to fight, although her weapon has a heart on it.  For most of my life I’ve been afraid of my anger and other peoples anger too.  But  I’ve learned, like every emotion it has a purpose and when used properly, is very  powerful.    I think of the poem A Just Anger by Marge Piercy :  “…A good  anger acted upon is beautiful as lightning and swift with power. A good anger swallowed clots the blood to slime.”

“Freedom is burning a hole in my soul, the desert of my heart knows rain, defending my freedom, blessing my anger,  know me,  desire me, feed me, fill me up, I am perfect”

Defending My Freedom, Blessing My Anger is sold.  The streaming piece is about 12″x16″ and the whole pillow is 21″x 28″.

6 thoughts on “Defending My Freedom

  1. Wow, Maria….this is really rock solid. Your streaming is changing in depth. I am envious of your ability to release who you are, and who you are becoming, onto fabric. Like a cloth diary.

  2. Wow! You go Maria! Gorgeous!
    I so agree with Christiane Northrup’s theory about peri-menopause.It was a time for individuation and growth for me.
    My thoughts are with you and Jon and Rose and the other dogs.

  3. It’s a little late to be leaving a comment here, Dec 20, but I have thought so much, Maria, about being afraid of my own anger and the anger of everyone else, realizing it has created a prison for me. Any aggressive person in my life knows they can roar in my face and make me back down. I just had my 57th birthday, and it is never too late to change. Thanks again for the thought provoking philosophy. Annie

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