Sun = Sunflower

“How the Sun Was Brought Back to the Sky” was a surprise read, as I judged books by their covers and lightened heavy shelves. There’s bottomless wisdom in children’s tales and this Slovenian folk story shared by Mirra Ginsburg has incredible drawings to accompany it. Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have a great hand for cute creatures and landscapes.

Studying Chinese Medicine has forever changed me. It’s more than a system for health, it’s a way of living. It’s one way of describing universal things, the universe itself. So I am reading about this tale of the sun’s absence and return, and it’s meaning is many-fold. The colors, numbers, and animals involved tell many things at once. The Qi of each character or situation expresses as one might expect. The story goes through my inner and universal narrative and creates a deeply stirring experience.

The commonalities of our symbols are explored and discussed by many (George, Jung, Campbell, Rudhyar come to mind first,) and can be incredible guides… to understand children’s stories, to understand ourselves.