A Wild Donkey? (For an explanation of the rest of title today, please see the note at the end.)
The Official Secretive title of this ebook is “The Cowgirl’s Guide To Riding Wild Donkeys”.
Reading it left me with the question: What if you want to be creative, but instead of being a goddess, you are a Christian? Her pages are fun, colorful, full of joy, energy, ideas, motivation and tips of how to release the goddess inside of you. I set aside the idea of riding the wild donkeys and did a quick search for something on what the Bible had to say about creativity. I found a link to Psalm 104, 10-14, which I have included in bright and colorful text as an image. What did I find there but a reference to God providing water to quench the thirst of the wild donkeys. A wild donkey. I did not ever recall hearing any scripture on donkeys that did not involve Mary’s Christmas trip. In her book Leonie said(about the wild donkeys, her metaphor for ideas) that “There is something I need to learn from them, There is some that needs to happen there.” I have run across many websites dedicated to finding the joyful creative inside of us, they just have not been from a Christian perspective. So I found myself faced with a wild donkey, there needed to be a site dedicated to beingCreatively Christian in the same believe in yourself, be wildly creative and enjoy life way. I do not need to find a goddess in myself, I just need to be myself, be joyous, create my art and let others see that not all Christians are ___________ (fill in your negative stereotype of choice here.)
And now for the explanation: I told a friend that I would title my next blog post Hos, Yos and half hitches, and as you can see I did.
The Ho came from a discussion of odd bits that we remember. I recall as a child my father giving our phone number as H-O-4-4334. The yos and half hitches came from my attempt to learn how to read a knitting chart from lace. A yo is a yarn over and they make holes on purpose in your knitting. The half hitch came as I learned a new method of making a stitch, which while it had some other fancy name consisted of making a half hitch.