Sad news. Sad Heart.
I was at the river yesterday to work and when I had finished I decided to go upstream to check on the Shire House. There I made a sad discovery.
Something had torn it apart.
It is so hard to see a labour of love get destroyed.
I took all the moss off and noticed that the heart stone that I had put in the center of the sculpture was now open and exposed. Very much how I felt/feel. I had placed it just behind the doorway, so it was hidden from the viewers but was still there in secret. Now, whatever had attacked the house had dislodged the roof, the door and one of the windows. It was a mess. I sat on the rock where just a few days ago I had sat with some friends as we enjoyed seeing this in its beauty... this came as such a shock. Who would do this? An animal possibly, but doubtful... there were no smells of food here, nothing that would entice any of the creatures that live here... possibly a raccoon...but no matter how it occurred, the damage is done. I just couldn't bear it.. I took 2 photos and went home with a sad and heavy heart.
Perhaps I will rebuild it... or maybe I'll just take it apart completely and scatter the stones back to the river. I don't know yet what is going to happen, I just know that it feels terrible to see this. This was a special house, it had special energy in it. Always the question is an open one... try to rebuild or just let it go. I know real families have to deal with this sometimes.. when disaster strikes... fires... floods, hurricanes. My pain is very small compared to what they must deal with. This was just a tiny sculpture of whimsy and fun... but it still hurts to see one's heart-centered work all ripped apart.
I've collected and saved the door, windows, roof beams and tower window... I wish I had brought the heart stone... but maybe I'll go back to get it. I could rebuild this... it could be a further act of giving to the Faerie beings... I'll just have to wait and see what feels right to do.