By Wenona Gardner
Wabun Anung (Morning Star)
I remember the first time
I experimented with sewing
a Crazy Quilt with my sewing machine.
I cut fabric from old clothes.
As the jagged fabrics
formed on my couch,
I noticed this beautiful
gold print of a Buck on green.
I decided to center the medicine
of deer into my Crazy Quilted pillow.
Deer medicine is about Gentleness.
I remember the majesty of this Buck.
Dancing around the Buck were
random shapes of green, gold, and orange.
I decided to add little bits of beads.
Made me feel happy to see this wonder unfold.
I saw my little pillow of recycled comfort
and I saw it was a mirror to my life.
How I shaped my brokenness into something
beauty and something to soothe my soul.
I hope that the bits of my life can
become something beautiful
as I help others to unfold into something
of a healing balm as a Wounded Healer.