Monday, September 17, 2007


A dear friend of mine recently travelled to Colorado and New Mexico with her family for vacation. We met for lunch today after our 2-week hiatus and she handed me a small gift she picked up for me while away. Inside the small, green bag was a circular maplewood box with an engraving and inlaid turquoise stone atop. Attached was a card which reads:

Legend of the Dreambox
The Legend of the Dreambox (often attributed to Lemuria) suggests writing down your fondest dream, greatest desire, strongest wish on a small piece of paper, putting that paper in a Dreambox and placing it beside your bed. Every evening as you retire and every morning as you rise, hold your Dreambox and think of your dream, believing with all your heart that it is so. Legend has it, if done faithfully...your dream will come true.

Engraved on the top of the box is Kokopelli, an ancient Native-American Deity of fertility. He is depicted as a humpbacked flute player, and is thought to carry unborn babies on his back and deliver them to women.

I cried when I saw the small gift my friend had brought to me. Although it may seem like a "trinket" as she put it, this gift means more to me than just that. I am so blessed to have friends who think of me and show their love and support during this difficult time. Thanks, Friend. I appreciate you more than you know. I will certainly use my Dreambox and hope that Kokopelli stops by for a visit soon!