Throwing Stars (no, I fling them)
Varda beheld the darkness of Middle-earth. She took the silver dews from
the vats of Telperion, the silver tree of the moon, and she made new
stars so that when the elves awoke, they would wake to their light.
She gathered them together in constellations and set them as signs
in the heavens.
As Varda ended, The swordsman strode for the first time up the sky
and the Children of the Earth awoke, and the very first thing they
the stars of heaven.
The two big obsessions that have held our hearts this year are Tolkien’s
universe of Arda (an old and ongoing love) and a more newly found mania for
in particular Last Exile, where stars mark not only the dream of the
sky, but also the danger that lurks within. Thus, we bring you Varda in an
throwing the stars into the sky.
Tay always wanted to use this method for getting the tinsel on the tree - chaos
theory, that’s the ticket! Freedom, fortune and the luck of the draw. Jim
is a placer, each strand studied and then situated, removed at the end of the
season to it’s original packaging. The beauty of order, considered construction.
No flutter is allowed, no clumping and NO plastic icicles need apply.
Our vision of Varda stalks the middle ground. We have given her the eight pointed
stars that we see so often in Gondor. Traditionally, the eight pointed star
represents regeneration, which we celebrate at this time of year, and also
-the quick rational mind and wit, which we so much hope to see have a rebirth
in our country.
“ We come spinning out of nothingness,
scattering stars like dust.” - Rumi.
this holiday time, we wish you all the Joy and Light of the season,
every season in turn.
Whether you are into hibernation or celebration, in your heart, as
in the heart of the wheat, enjoy the fruitfulness of the past and
nurture the kernel that is the promise of the future. May your Dreams
as the Northern Lights and your Hearts as Warm as Live Arctic Fur.
We wish you the Brightest of New Years– Safe Haven, Snug Harbour
and Always the Welcome of a Loving Heart. As winter dances over the
remember that you always have a warm, safe nest in our hearts.