Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Come for the story, nibble on stars, and dress for the season of common magic

''To see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well."   - Ursula K. Le Guin (Gifts)

The Safety Pin Café

a storytelling event & celebration of metamorphosis,
myth & mixing metaphors!

Join Mokihana Calizar for the Inauguration of The Safety Pin Cafe

Sunday, October 6th @ 11 a.m.

At the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

The two-hour event begins with a haunting and healing Hawaiian chant, followed by sharing stories, art and music – fold an origami cup as a symbol of how we can support one another – enjoy cinnamon toast, a symbol of safety and love.

Come for the story, nibble on cinnamon toast stars,
and dress for the weather of common magic. *

* Do layer up, for it might be,
"a day only a duck could love."

Mokihana has written about her journey through illness from chemicals ubiquitous in the modern world using myth, metaphor and ancestral memory to create a tale and medicine story. She has found safety on Whidbey Island and has turned a corner toward regaining her health. She acknowledges the South Whidbey Tilth campus as a safe space – fragrance and chemical free.

– from South Whidbey Tilth Newsletter (August/September 2013)

Read Mokihana's writing on the internet:
 "The Safety Pin Cafe":

For information email Mokihana at:

Please remember this is a Fragrance and Scent-free event. Performers, family and visitors are allergic or sensitive to perfume, essential oils and other scented product.

The final stitches, the details and butterflies of anticipation set the stage for the event. The season shifts from summer into fall come September 22nd and fittingly, "a day only a duck could love" is more probable than not. It makes no nevermind though, the magic of living comes from the middle as mistress of story Ursula LeGuin reminds me. 

After months of dosing you with tantalizing bits from the medicine story, I will pull up my sensible black leather lace up boots, cut bread into stars, moons and hearts spread them with magical cinnamon butter, help pitch the tents, and chant for the wisdom to spin a tale that will touch your heart. Protocol and permissions will be in place, a space for myth created. It won't be complete without you though... your story, your open heart, your wish, your prayer.

See you soon,
"Pale The Border Witch" and "The Silver-haired Raven" 

Link here to appreciate metaphor in its many layers; and a major factor in my preparation for The Safety Pin Cafe.


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