Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Loon As A Totem... What It Means To Me

In my previous post I talked about listening for the call of the Loon during our visit to the lake in Michigan. I found this clip on YouTube, where you can listen to the Loon.

Did you listen? Isn't it a haunting sound? I remember the first time I heard it. Years ago, I was spending the summer at a cabin on a lake. I loved to sit on the screened porch watching the sunset. The lake was quiet as the sky grew darker by the minute. Then I heard the Loons calling. The sound was evocative of summer on the lake. Funny, but it was one of the strongest memories that stuck with me.

Susan, on her blog has talked about animal totems. Remembering this, I looked up what the Loon as a totem means. Here is what it says:

"The haunting call of the Loon tells you that the hopes, dreams and wishes
that you have tucked away will come to the surface."

This certainly speaks to me. I think it must speak to most people, because I think we all have hopes and dreams tucked away. I have recently realized that my hopes and dreams can't stay tucked away much longer. At my age, more of my life is behind me than ahead of me. I have to start realizing those hopes and dreams. I dream of living near the ocean. Any ocean. I feel most like myself when I can hear the roar of the ocean and feel the sea breezes and walk on sand in my bare feet. I love floating on my back and feeling the water living beneath me. I have visited the ocean, but have never lived there. So, the Loon totem is telling me to make it happen.

Sound crazy? Will you forgive me if I say "looney"? Some people have called me "mooney". As a moonchild (born under the sign of Cancer the Crab) I guess it's true. Hey! A crab lives near the ocean too, doesn't it? Sorry... rambling.


Bearette said...

It is neat. I'm wondering if I've ever heard it before.

judy in ky said...

Just go to a lake in the north woods. If you are lucky, you will hear it.