A dream catcher catches dreams, filters out the negative and only good remains. I like dream catchers, for their beauty, variety, and all around general premise. They hold wonder and faith in their tiny strings. Dream catchers make me wonder if they only work if you believe... or if they work regardless. Funny how belief and faith go hand in hand. You need to have faith that something will happen if you are to believe it will. Am I right?
I had a friend once that made dream catchers. I admired how tightly she wove her knots and how patient she was with the whole process; I know if I tried to make one it would probably be rushed. We were friends since childhood and one day she just left me. Without even a hug, she left me. We still have a large dream catcher she made for my boys one Christmas. It's made with rainbow yarn that I gave her. The size of it is enourmous as it was made with a hoola hoop. I love to look at it and think about her, even though she probably no longer thinks of me. It's hard not to think of someone when they leave loose ends untied. They get to travel down the twine, while your left hanging on a half pulled knot. It's okay though, I understand that everything happens for a reason... and I still have the catcher. It does it's job for my boys, and I get to filter out my bad thoughts about our friendship only letting the good remain.
I want to make a dream catcher. I want to make one with bright colors and beads, no feathers... or maybe paper ones. I want to attach words in the web... perhaps I will even crochet it. I want it to be large with ribbons that hang from the ring, antique doilies and lace intermingled with found objects from nature.
Today I am giving thought to the list of things I want to accomplish in the coming year, the number of projects and personal things I want to bring forth in the world.
My dreams for 2013... tomorrow, here.