Why wings?

by Helen on October 13th, 2009

Those wings up on the banner are a fancier version of an image I’ve been drawing ever since I was a child. I can’t remember when I started drawing little circles with wings. I do remember that in class whenever the teacher said something I particularly liked I’d put a little winged sphere in the margin of my notes.

At some point I learned that the winged sphere was an ancient Egyptian sun symbol. That came as a surprise. I think of it as an idea, or maybe a piece of information, winging its way to Earth.

Or maybe it’s a planet–a star that moves and flies. Maybe it’s Mercury, the planet named for the guy with the wings on his cap and on his heels, the messenger of the gods.

According to astrology, my Sun sign is Gemini and Gemini is an air sign, so there’s an affinity with flight and with winged things. Paul McCartney, who has the same birthday as me, once had a group called Wings.

As a Gemini, I get a kick out of passing on helpful information. So I hope this website has some information you can use–maybe even some new ideas. And I hope it’s easy to navigate. Let me know how I’m doing!

  1. Linda Baker permalink

    Love the website! Do you have to have a website do have a blog? (see email I just sent you) This is so cool. I like the poem, too. We haven’t gotten the geese down here yet, but they’ll be flying over soon, no doubt. The nights are getting cooler.
    Regarding your wings: I think you were probably an Egyptian princess or even queen in a past life.

    • Hey Linda! No, you don’t have to have a website to have a blog. My blog was set up by Cheryl Taylor, who designed my website, so I haven’t a clue how to do it, but I hear it’s really easy.

      While I’m writing this the geese are honking again. It has been a gorgeous golden fall here in the northeast but the leaves are falling fast. Cynthia is coming today to put the garden to bed for the winter.

      I’m not sure I was royalty but I do feel connected to Egypt. Maybe I was an astrologer then too?

  2. I never thought to ask about the wings – I guess I find it an intuitive kind of symbol. Did you ever read Sister Water? I love the part in there about Sam’s wings.

    • Sister Water sounds like St. Francis but no, I haven’t read that book. More information, please!

      BTW, my web designer says you don’t have to give credit for a logo, but those wings are the work of Woodstock artist (also singer and writer) Alan McKnight, a true Renaissance man!