Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Far, Far, Away and the AAQI

Some of the world's mystics have described an alternate reality...one of quantum physics twelve parallel universes, perhaps,....where every thing appears to exist in shades or pink or purple. I was fascinated to read about this, as I often have very unusual dreams and have had similar experiences...in one of my dreams, I visited just such a pink and purple universe.

When I wake up from a really unusual dream, I always wonder what could it mean symbolically .....or what my subconscious might be trying to tell me...so I love dream symbolism and all of the mystical elements involved in psychology and psychotherapy. I am one of those people that others are always telling their own dreams to, sensing perhaps that I am a dreamer, too.

So, when I look at my sweet mama's face as she gazes off into her unseen world, and I see a look of separation from this world, and an awareness of something, and someplace else, I cannot help but wonder what does go on, if anything, in the mind of a person with Alzheimer's.

When I see such a look on her face, I have asked her 'where' she is...and she often tells me "I don't know...but far, far, away..."

Now, what can one do with such a dream, and such a comment? Make an art quilt and donate it to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, of course! And it does make one wonder....does being fanciful and having a mystical imagination veer too far away from the way a mind creates another reality in Alzheimer's? Oh, I'm not sure I want to travel there...not just yet, anyway!!

My own unusual dreams and my visions of a pink and purple mystical universe is probably enough of a challenge for me in this world, as it is!

The January Quilt Auction for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has begun and my mystical little art quilt is now up for bidding! Travel other worlds the safe way...at home, in your own world, by bidding on a quilt ;)

And please do check out the For Sale page. There are so many truly, truly lovely quilts there and they all are looking for a good home!

My donated quilt "Far, Far, Away: and details about the bidding

This quilt just sold at the February AAQI auction for $130.
Many blessings and thanks to its wonderful buyer "fed1952"!


Check out my 5 star review of ALZHEIMER'S ART QUILT INITIATIVE in its entirity:

"I am so very proud that I am able to donate art quilts to this wonderful organization and even prouder when others hear my story and the stories of others just like me, and bid on, or buy quilts from AAQI."~Michele Bilyeu

Why I support AAQI, only up the number to 15:
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Winning bid: $130
Michele Bilyeu quilts for AAQI..the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Won't you please join us? :)