Welcome to Harvest Moon, a place where the creatures and landscapes of my imagination take form and meet the world. Nestled in beneath the wild craggy tors of Dartmoor inspiration comes on chilly winds from moonlit landscapes of other realms which share this rugged, ancient land of gorse and granite. Living here I sometimes feel on a bridge between worlds and ages as the land speaks from spluttering streams and wind-beaten tors, telling stories of folk and beast, but only in snatches before the endings are whipped away down the valley with the broad river and out to sea. So here I will share these stories and characters and they can dwell in your own imagination, continuing their stories with infinite outcomes. This is how they live, enjoy them!
Monday, 12 March 2012
However, I have also just reincarnated in my work, and have emerged in a more public role all about communication, inspiration and the sharing of knowledge and gained wisdom. I am spreading my fresh, crumpled wings as a permaculture teacher. I myself am being taught by the master - I am apprenticing to Patrick Whitefield on his residential courses in the forest of Dean. So I have been added to his list of supporting teachers on his website, and to prevent confusion have used my married name (to be), thereby avoiding creating a phantom teacher.....one who appears and disappears mysteriously without a trace!
I am also co-writing a book which is due to be published next spring (after my wedding) and therefore have already become Caroline Aitken on the publishers' files. But more about that anon......
So I am getting used to my new identity, and I rather like it. I have always relished the opportunity to turn a new leaf, rebirth and start afresh! Perhaps its a reminder to shed whatever (internal) baggage may be slowing me down, or just a revitalising burst of energy, a spring flourish!