26 comments on “Patra 012

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    Cathy Schwindt Post author

    I named my vessel #12.
    Aura
    The name is from Greek mythology. To me it means a light wind coming and going which lets you know it’s presence in a way which is meaningfull

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    Cathy schwindt

    Vessel leaving Seattle to start its journey with me. I have never flown virgin airlines before but it’s seems fitting I’m on it today :-)

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    Cathy schwindt

    The wonderful things ones finds by just turning left or right!
    ARMAN 1986 bronze
    Hermes and Dionysus
    monument to Analysis

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    GUNDA

    Love this photo, Cathy! Your patra has a halo too….I was captivated by the way the light hit it on launch night….The “sun” on the painting is like a halo for the patra. I love all your pics! I’ll be irreverent and say…your traveling photos make me think of that traveling Gnome! And then I smile….

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    Cathy schwindt

    Busy fall we are now in Georgia continuing to work on the mess of my Dads estate. Thank goodness for my adopted family her in columbus. I don’t know what I would have Done without their support. Cody, Brenda and their large clan and my dads much loved staff. Jane, Betsy ,Dana, Debbie. Love you All and soo happy you are all in my life.

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    Cathy schwindt

    I gave my vessel #12 a name the day she landed in my hands.
    AURA
    To me aura is an invisible breath, a subtly pervasive quality which is unexplainable but you feel from a person, place of thing. My vessel helps me to remember to be present in the moment and be thankful for all that I have in my life.
    Halo, sun, circle of life….. All and more

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    brother mike

    Not sure Aura is large enough to hold all the inspiration you give it. Hope your journey is just as much an inspiration. see you both upon return. mike

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    Cathy schwindt

    Voices in my head! Worried about what other people think about me. … STOP it I tell myself. I know the talk, I’m well trained at “playing the Game. I try too hard to please others and have a huge problem with receiving.

    Thank you Lynda/Aura. I am getting off this roller coaster.

    I am enough just the way I am, I do not need to prove I’m lovable, you can either like me or not, that’s just fine with me, I know the truth and that is all I need. I am a very lucky women, and I chose to be happy with what I have. No one said it was always easy but that’s part of the growth experience, which I am learning to embrace. I am learning to be not so hard on myself.

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    Cathy schwindt

    AURA my Vessel broke!
    I watched her fall to the floor like a slow motion picture. Running with arms outstretched, hoping beyond hope to break her fall. Nooooooo!

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    Cathy schwindt

    I have loved being part of The Patra Passage and at first I posted a lot as Aura and I experienced life. Then one day someone told me I was being silly so just like that I stopped.
    Now that is silly! I love to share, it is part of who I am. I do not want to change that part of me, so I am not going to.
    After Aura broke I was scared to tell Lynda. I was not afraid to tell her exactly, it was my fear of others knowing and that I had failed in some way. (Lynda and I have lived and learned a lot since our camel riding days so I was not worried about her response)
    I wrapped Aura in her bubble wrap and orange cloth and put her back in my purse were she had traveled safely. I did not look at her for over a month and a half, but I carried her everywhere .

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    Cathy schwindt

    Life is interesting and that’s what for me makes it so fun. I love change, the unknown, the adventure of seeing and learning.
    Aura traveled for almost two months across the US to Spain and on a bare boat trip to BVI. Not a scratch until we landed back in Georgia. My father passed away a year ago and I am just now learning to deal with it. My life with my father was one big roller coaster ride. The ups were amazing but good gosh look out for those unexpected downs. Aura breaking at my Dad’s house now seems okay. It is all part of our journey, you do, you are, you be, you break at times and then hopefully heal and learn in the process. The scares ultimately have made me a stronger person, it’s not always been easy or a fast learning/ healing process.
    I spent the last few days reading all the posts on the Patra sight. I want to say thank you. I laughed and cried and most of all I learned from everyone. We all go at things in a different way but if the outcome is to make this world a better place for all to live in then that is enough.

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    Cathy schwindt

    Aura vessel #12 is back were she started with Lynda getting some tender loving care. She broke but I am confident after she is mended she will be better,stronger and even lovelier! Lynda is sending Aura to my friends Becky and Shorty in McCall Idaho. I am so excited for her to be off on another adventure!
    Giving and Receiving what a great balance!

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