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Christmas Sea Serpent 2022 and New Year Prayer 2023

January 2, 2023

A Christmas Sea Serpent and a prayer for the new year? Yes this drawing in pencil is what I call Bear Scratchings (The cross is made from five claw scratchings, which bears do quite often). The serpent theme or symbol of the Christ manifest is a nod to such symbolism found in the Book of Kells a 5th century illuminated Gospels from Ireland. The serpent symbol may go back to John 3: 14-15. Jesus is quoted as saying he will be lifted up as the serpent was lifted up by Moses. The three circling serpents are also a nod to the Greek Caduceus, which shows entwined snakes as a symbol of healing. It is also a nod to the Ouroborus a symbol of wholeness as the sea serpents are eating the small fish as the small fish are eating the sea serpents. All of which are held to gather by the Bear Scratching cross. The Blue-eyed Bear definitely prays for wholeness and healing as we move into the coming year.

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Bear is Scared for the Planet

July 20, 2022

Start a conversation that’s what Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist, says is a way the Bear can make a difference in this climate crisis. Not to be acusitory but the bear thinks each human has to begin to make a difference cause ONLY YOU CAN STOP THIS CLIMATE CRISIS by caring. If you care say something PLEASE!

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Bear Blues

September 11, 2022

What can anyone do to stop this climate crisis? One way is to be aware of your environment and what can be lost though the environmental degradation that comes this crisis. Yes, the Blue-eyed Bear and his polar friends are loosing their home, but in so many ways, large and small, people are too. We have all seen the terrible floods, drought, and fires that are devistating parts of the US, Austrailia, Pakistan, and Europe, and, and, and. But have you noticed, here in Texas where the Bear is now, how there are fewer insects during this summer’s drought. Few insects means its harder for birds to make a living. Fewer birds mean less beauty and song in the world. The iconic Monarch butterfly and all butterflies are becoming endangered. The Bear asks, will humans notice when they’re gone? What can we do lessen the pressure on these beauties? Stop using broadcast pesticides on home and lawn. Spot treat only if you have too. Accept a few weeds in the lawn; they’re just as green as a carpet of grass. Plant flowers as food for our insect friends! Provide feed and water for the birds during times of drought. Make a beautiful world!

The Blue-eyed Bear dreams of the endangered Miami Blue butterflies.
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Ichthuses

July 10, 2022

When you dip your paw into the sacred pool…

You know not what you will stir up!

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Texas is Broken

May 30, 2022
UVALDE 2022
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Tell it to the Fishes

May 7, 2022

The Blue-eyed Bear feels that no humans will listen to her warnings about the climate crisis the world is facing. So she is taking a lesson from St. Anthony of Padua, a Franciscan priest, who preached to the fishes when no humans would listen. Miracle of miracles, the fishes listened and were saved!

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Sayings of the Blue-eyed Bear

January 6, 2022

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The Oracle

January 1, 2022

The Blue-eyed Bear made a trip to Delphi to consult the Oracle about what is the best strategy for living in 2022. Now the Oracle is known to be rather enigmatic with her prophecies. The Bear interpreted what she said as “Brace-up, take your medicine, do your best, be kind, and know thy self.” Good advice at anytime.

Bear seeks truth from the Oracle of Delphi. Her response Know Thy Self.
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All Creation Sings

December 22, 2021
The Blue-eyed Bear and a few Arctic Friends enjoy a starry song!

December is one of the times during the year when we humans and Bears remember and celebrate that we are part of something greater than ourselves. No matter what you believe or don’t believe look up at the stars and sing!!!!!

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Bear and Friends

December 5, 2021

The Blue-eyed Bear had a recent encounter with Badger; no worries they’er friends. Bear found that Badger, or Brock as the Celtic people called her, can be a determined traveler and has great love for her family. Bear wishes Brock peace and a safe return to her home burrow soon. See archive Oct 2010 for initial meeting.