Musings about Offering
The idea of hybrid species really intrigues me, especially imaginary hybrids from different biological kingdoms. What would a creature who is part-plant and part-woman look like? And what special attributes would she have? This girl welcomes us to a land just over the hill which we cannot see. She is offering us seeds and nuts so that we can plant the kind of food that will nourish body and soul. She carries a trowel and twine, always handy to have in the garden. She is accompanied by a squirrel, who is an expert at planting seeds, and a crow, who is adept at finding things of value and providing insight. Together they encourage us to consider new beginnings, new growth and to appraise what’s truly valuable.