Tuesday, October 17

up to the hill top

dance hands, canon digital rebel xt

My husband introduced me to this song tonight. He turned it up so I could hear the lyrics as we both created up in our loft. As I listened, I felt chills. Something deep within was tugging at my soul. I heard my tribe calling to come dance on the hill top. To surrender our fears, to gather in a circle and roar and dance. On this hill top, we fully embrace and celebrate the marvelous beings that we are.

While listening to this song, I could sense it, taste it...my skin felt cooled by the moon and my heart felt free and wild.

Soon sweet tribe...soon.

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There are witches in the hills calling my name
saying come join us sister, come kiss the flame
Come dance in the moonbeams, ride the night wind
make love to the darkness and laugh at man's sins

I shiver with delight, I shiver with fear
my heart wants to go but my soul's filled with fear
So I turn to my lover and ask what do I do
do I answer their call or stay here with you
But under spell of deep sleep he moans and turns away
taking his protection and my desire to stay
So I rise to the hill tops, I ride the night winds
I make love to the darkness and laugh at man's sins

~ Cowboy Junkies

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What do you envision...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been listening to this song for years... and yes... soon... its a call that our deepest souls answer to every time the moon reaches her fullness and drips her nectar down into our wind swept hair... soon...

October 17, 2006 at 10:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger boho girl said...

Elena, sweet Lunar Goddess...this just made me cry. Mmmm.

"drips her nectar..."


October 17, 2006 at 10:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need a womens circle my friend.
Oh yeahhhhh.
And to have a man who respects that.
ANd gets it... perhaps better than you do right now.
A M A Z I N G.
I see nothing but good for you both *grinning*

October 17, 2006 at 10:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna dance on the hilltops with you, darlin'! Such a gorgeous image.

What a lucky girl you are to have such a fab hubby!

Love to you!

October 17, 2006 at 10:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

beautiful words...
one day i am going to meet this man of yours and hug him for getting you so much...i love this.

i am going to investigate this song on itunes now (hoping it is there).

October 17, 2006 at 11:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lady Prism said...

...been reading here for some time....and find it ironic that in a recent post I casted moonbeam wishes...only to read about moonbeams again...

I love the poem...and the pictures are all so evocative...

thank you..

October 18, 2006 at 12:37:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

we hear you, sweet witch, and we are on our way to you...... xoxox

October 18, 2006 at 3:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Deirdre said...

Great lyrics. I'll have to find the song. Magic is definitely afoot.

October 18, 2006 at 7:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i'll be there...if not the hill top then most definitely the sands of the beach....

October 18, 2006 at 9:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger bronxbt said...

wait a minute... you get a tribe?

what the hell, i wanna tribe.

no fair, i'm officially on notice of cooh moosic listening until i get a tribe.

is there an initiation? feather flogging? how the heck do i get a tribe.

i'm so confoozed. someone hold me.

October 18, 2006 at 9:56:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honey, this could not have come at a better time for you. ;-) I think that it reinforces so many things for you right now. C is an amazing best friend and partner. Reading it gave me goosebumps, I can only imagine what listening to it does.

Beautiful photo, as always.

Love to you...xoxoxo

October 18, 2006 at 11:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful photo and beautiful energy in your post. love that your sweet man understands the woman thing so well.

October 18, 2006 at 6:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Beautifully done.

October 18, 2006 at 7:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Georgia said...

WHEEEEE!!! First off... FABULOUS SONG!!! I love the Cowboy Junkies... soooo many memories connected to their music.

Secondly... please oh please may I join you on the hill top :) It has been FAR too many years since I have danced in the moonlight... *sigh* Wow, you have no idea what reading this has done to me. I am sitting here wondering just HOW did I make it along this far without the moonlight, and the drums, and the fire rushing through my veins.... I sooo miss my tribe.

Love you :)



October 18, 2006 at 11:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Darlene said...

Oooo those evocative arms are...."MY DAUGHTERS!" :)

She is a cutie pie just like her auntie

October 19, 2006 at 1:05:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is nothing more powerful and gorgeous than the gathering of women under the moon...how lovely.

October 19, 2006 at 5:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger gkgirl said...

ahhhhh...the sweetness of cowboy junkies
i can't tell you how many times
their cd has been on repeat
on my player for days...
(but i bet my roommates from university

you've made me want to break mine out
(and take off the tori amos that has
been playing for two weeks now)

October 19, 2006 at 9:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Joel Conrad Bechtolt said...

I've always loved that song...

October 24, 2006 at 8:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhh i love this song and your picture is delicious!!!

October 29, 2006 at 7:41:00 AM PST  

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