an Averter

Broken things
should be discarded.
Bad feng shui.
You’re useful.
You remind how nearest and
dearest can betray.

I keep you
like the Isis knot.
Broken things.
Good feng shui.
You protect me from basic
trust. I’m in safety.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2015

18 thoughts on “an Averter

  1. Awesome Shadorma Tati! I looked up the Tyet (knot of Isis) via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyet so I get that it resembles the Egyptian Ankh and is used as a symbol of protection. I also got the paradox play on being connected to people, relational ties, being warded of by a symbol of something connected to you. I am familiar with feng shui as well, and got that you are holding onto interior furnishings that in some sense are making your home seem unwelcome to others, which could be the physical interior of a home or the spiritual interior of the soul, both of which can lead to self-sabotage in being a hospitable host, whether in regards to people not wanting to come into your home, or into your life. I hope this was a figurative exercise, but if not, there’s no judgement of you from me, as I am much the same way. The concept of having excess “emotional baggage” is something I personally relate to. 😦

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    • Thank you, Ry ❤
      Incredible song… and lyrics is so piersing. It wasn't a figurative exercise, it was a figurative interpretation.
      Thank you that you don't judge me. Yes.
      Everyone tries to keep own sanity. There's no bad or good ways. Only ways that work for you.
      Pain is a very good protective mechanism, isn't it?

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    • It is indeed! I’m relieved that my interpretation wasn’t offensive, I was worried after I posted it that I might be misunderstood, but hoped that explaining that I am much the same way would make it clear.

      I wear a ring on a rope around my neck, that symbolically to me, is like “an albatross around my neck”, which is symbolic for something I shared in a poem I reshared recently:

      “‘Ill-star-struck — cupid shot an albatross!
      Dream on vagabond — shuffle off and die!’”

      It to me, is like the “knot of Isis”. I gave the ring to a woman years ago, and she gave it back to me last year. It’s unlucky to me, but lucky at the same time, and it’s important to me too. There’s the number 13 hidden in the engraving on one side out of the shape of the eagle and the edge of the ring, and a wolf on the other side. I wear it with the wolf-side up, symbolic for me being a lone-wolf.

      Anyways, I’m glad you understood that I was being an understanding friend and not a jerk, and glad yo liked the song – it’s one of my favorite songs! 🙂

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    • Ry, your interpretation was the most accurate and correct… you’re an understanding friend and I never feel you as a jerk.

      It looks like you feel me very well 🙂
      You were almost correct… except for one small detail.
      I don’t wear it on my neck.
      My “knot of Isis” has 2 legs, 2 arms and 1 head.
      It’s a man.

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