Monday, November 5, 2012

Dreaming of the White Rhinoceros


On this cold November night, darkness came early, calling for a quiet, solitary celebration: a warm bath, candles and a glass of wine. As the water covered me, my eyes closed temporarily, and in that brief, transcendent moment, I saw a white rhinoceros. I don't know what it means. It doesn't matter. It only matters that I saw him.










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  1. Sono d'accordo....l'importante è sognare
    Buona vita!

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    1. The import was in the seeing, Simo and, yes, it is a good life. :) Thank you! Nice to see you.

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  2. A white rhino falls and Teresa catches the fleetingness of life and mystery.. and in our NZ zoo.. a baby white rhino is born. There is more than we can comprehend.. xoxoxo

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    1. A divine quest, my dear friend, a divine quest, indeed...

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  3. Hello Teresa:
    Some things, perhaps like this, do not bear too much in the way of analysis. The image is wonderful!

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    1. And some impossible to articulate. A mystical image isn't it?

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  4. Like comets in ancient times, Teresa, white rhinos are symbolic. White rhinoceros = Romney victory. ;)

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    1. Gasp! Such blasphemous thoughts!

      From Glasgow to Minnesota, it ain't lookin' good. ;) LOL

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  5. Any white animal is a wondrous thing, I have seen a fleeting white unicorn and your rhino makes me recall ancient thoughts of a white buffalo.

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    1. Wondrous, indeed, Linda, and a white unicorn in a fleeting moment certainly no less so. The white buffalo of our shared native American heritage also came to mind for me.

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  6. Dear Teresa, so much depends on our Hallelujah be it for a white rhinoceros or the cat asleep her on my desk or simply the body rising from bed this morning into the chill of the house and the first sip of tea. And if the Hallelujah be a broken one then it calls for our cherishing. Peace.

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    1. And it is a cherished one. Thank you, Dee. So many reasons still for Hallelujah!

      Peace.

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  7. What a strange & wondrous thing. I'm sure there's someone who has ascribed a meaning to the white rhinocerous, but perhaps the first question is to ask what it means to you, what does it make you think of, feel?

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    1. It was a fleeting moment that has brought me immeasurable peace, for which I'm very grateful. Thank you, Ashling.

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  8. Good fortune will come to you! I recently saw and albino ruffed grouse. Absolutely amazing. As it flew away I couldn't believe how lucky I was. So fortuitous.

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    1. What a sighting, Bill! I'm so happy for you. Your latest post seems to be a strong indicator of the why of your sighting, in my belief. Awareness brings good fortune as does expectation. I'm feeling surrounded by it. Thank You. :)

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  9. Not sure what brought about your image, perhaps thoughts of something exotic, maybe a roadtrip.Jazzy tune, I always enjoy listening to different versions.

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    1. A roadtrip has crossed my mind, we shall see.... :)

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  10. Beautiful post, coupled with the best version of that song I've ever heard.

    Thank you Teresa!

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    1. Thanks, t. Though a Cohen song, Jeff Buckley's is often considered the quintessential version. Jeff's passing at a young age adds to its poignancy.

      I hope you have a good week.

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  11. I love this song, and I don't think I'd heard this version. A white rhinoceros does seem like a good omen, and it reminded me at once of the tradition of the white buffalo.

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    1. It's such a beautiful version, isn't it?

      Omen or affirmation? We shall see.... :)

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  12. Did you know, Teresa, that I needed to hear this song, just now? Night has descended upon the Cutoff, I just lit a few candles, and I want to sing, Hallelujah! This is a wondrous rendition. I think it is good to catch a white rhinoceros in our dream moments.

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    1. Once again, dear Penny, here we are, in synch. And isn't Jeff Buckley's version simply perfect?

      Here's to lit candles and the white rhinoceros...

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  13. Sounds like a relaxing night. I lit candles and we had egg nog with a little spiced rum. First egg of the season, made with soy milk. The candles were pumpkin spice.
    Love Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah. It is also in my favs on iTunes.
    The white rhinoceros could have been your animal spirit guide. I'm sure he was meant to bring you peace of mind.

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    1. Your evening sounds very nice, Cat.

      And he did bring peace of mind, beautifully and unexpectedly so.

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  14. I had to google white rhino.
    Rhinos are descendants of ancient times and bring with them the energy of comfort in one's own solitude.
    A symbol of tenacity, vigour and concord.
    The rhino is symbolic of:
    Solitary, Freedom, Stability, Longevity, Peace of Mind, Sensory Perception, Grounding, Wisdom, Gratitude, Self-Assurance, Will-Power, Unconventional, and Paradox.
    White represents love; purity and clarity of purpose; coming from a neutral (non-biased) position; White means safety, strength, and heroism; the color white heals the body, mind, and spirit at all levels; White means kindness; It stands for wholeness and completion; Represents openness and truth; white is the perfect color - for it represents all color, in perfect balance and harmony.
    What a wonderful symbolic visitor. :)

    Oh, bummer! You have WV again. :( Well, I had to post this comment. Bye!

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    1. Oh, sweetie, I'm so glad you jumped through the hoops to leave this for me. I just put it back temporarily hoping to reset those darn spammers. :(

      What a wonderful reading of ideas/symbols here. Thank you so much for taking the time. They all resonate right now. Very much.
      It was quite wonderful. I thought you'd understand. :)

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