Alicia Starr - The Ones Who Cut Holes in the Clouds - The Bhubesi Women - The New Alexandrian Library Small Book Collection.

I asked Alicia extend the mythology of the Bhubesi Women - The Women Who Hold Up the World, and MAN did she just.  No-one knows quite where they came from – except that they exist.   Margaret Barsage Cebar was one – that’s why Alicia knows.  They tumble through time, cutting holes in the clouds.

You may know some of them, or dream of them, they operate in non-linear history, layers of images that cannot tell the fleeting, but exactitude of the reality of their presence before and with us. 

Sometimes they/we/you/I forget. Some days LIFE makes it hard to remember.  But if there is one you THINK you remember, for certain she was one.  Perhaps she continues to live within?

"I once saw a Bhubesi Woman build a ladder tall enough to reach the clouds.  This ladder was made of fine parchment paper, with rungs strong enough to support the best and worst of times.

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But how will some even know?  We are forgetting to read.

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Comment by Carina on November 7, 2012 at 8:47am

Wake my senses -wonderfully done.

Comment by vizma bruns on November 7, 2012 at 2:34am

I adore that last double page of ladders! And the whole blog.

(and you know how much trouble you get into when you go mixing up your Zs with your Ss, Cheryl!!! :-))))

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 6, 2012 at 11:56pm

Wow! Stellar work by Alicia. Tic Tac's comment says it all.

Comment by cheryl penn on November 6, 2012 at 5:43pm

Hello you two :-) - Alicia corrected me BHUBESI Women - with an S - BhubeZi is a lion in Zulu so there is a not-so-subtle difference! Katerina - glad you had a good holiday :-).  TICTAC - yes we have discussed this - most certainly this bests the question - how do myths become entrenched cultural practices???? X

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on November 6, 2012 at 4:21pm

beautiful, somewhere between how reality made myths and how myths made reality there's always an interesting story :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 6, 2012 at 4:09pm

How wonderful to climb a ladder and make holes in clouds!

Great women they are!

Beautiful boekie from Alicia, soft and gentle and yet strong and dynamic,

like the Bhubezi Women of our universe.

We shall continue to read, as long as we continue to have makers of boekies :-)

Beautiful blog, Cheryl!



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