Greetings, I call myself Stormwise Raven, and I’d like to welcome you to my blog! I thought I’d set aside a page here, to introduce myself and my blog to you.
My name is taken from two great fascinations of mine: storms, and ravens. Storms are my element – when there is one outside, that is generally where I will be found. Thus, Stormwise as a name has more to do with the direction I often like to travel than it does with actual wisdom. Ravens are something that hold just as much fascination for me, and carry just as much personal meaning. I first saw ravens flying around in eastern Arizona (USA). I’ve seen eagles and hawks, along with any number of other birds, even crows and magpies, make their way through the air … but until that day, when I saw the pair of ravens flying around, I’d never seen birds own the air. Against the backdrop of the desert landscape, on a bright day with no clouds in the sky, these two birds stood out, and were obviously un-perturbed to do so. They were in their element, reveling in it; and it left an impression that will remain with me for a lifetime. You could say that ravens, like storms, are holy things for me: I find a deep sense of sacredness in both; and experience a profound connection with them. I would like to share a quote with you, one that I feel is perhaps the most fitting quote I’ve ever encountered when it comes to ravens:
“I am a black bird, a Raven, I am Raven. I know and I am knowing—I know and see life and death, expansion and contraction and I do not shiver and cry—I am unafraid.
I am Raven. I am black as liquid night with wings and my eyes are stars to see by.
The light within me leads the way and it is revealed through my eyes and I am what lies between the dark and light.
I am the balance between.”
– H. Raven Rose, Liquid Me: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
The blog you’ve wandered into is my little piece of the blog-o-sphere. It is a place where I like to keep a record of my thoughts and interests. I wouldn’t say that I have any real theme or structure to this blog, it’s actually my intention to avoid doing this … I would like for this blog to be a little more organic than engineered or contrived. My interests are myriad, my attention span fluctuates, and WordPress is kind enough to grant me lots of virtual space! This is also a place from where I hope to get to know interesting people and learn some new things. I welcome conversation here – please feel free to leave a comment either on this page or in another part of this blog, and I’ll likely return the favor!