This is a picture of the bear I met up at Lake Tahoe last month. Captured by a friend who had the presence of mind to snap a shot of this beautiful creature as she sauntered up to our group of dancing ladies, this powerful bear will be forever etched in my memory.
The night before she arrived, I woke up from a dream and pondered the idea that so much of my life has been characterized by a bear-like nature. I have both the intense yearning to nurture mixed with the primal desire to protect anything precious that I perceive as threatened.
|Dances with Bears, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver bear charm|
As if I painted a picture of the future with my consciousness, the next morning I came face-to-face with bear medicine.