TouTarot can’t seem to understand that life in this dimension has a rhythm of molasses. Everything moves ponderously and exacts EFFORT which entails a passage of TIME. Her world is built on the Narnia construct. She flits in, broadcasts her ideas and expects results the next time she reappears.
The trouble is that her timing is very unpredictable in this world. If you have read the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis you will understand. If not, the closest approximation would be the telescoping of time in our dreamworld. Or maybe, you have lived through an event where time seemed to stand still – like the last 5 minutes before lunch break ? Or time just hurled on by and even disappeared…You look out and see that the sun has also disappeared and your cellphone informs you “lost” several hours or even most of the day? Of course, SHE has her own agenda and was very busy getting her life organized and I was expected keep up on her time… But for now – she will have to be patient. Yeah, right! Just like fire is patient….
The big news is that TouTarot is finally ready to introduce her young brood. And now I have a new problem. What is the collective noun for a group of ? Let’s see….Hmm….Alright. The Phoenix of the Western world is male and there is only one at a time. So that doesn’t help. What of the Phoenix in the Far East? Well, there it has morphed into the female principle and consort to the male Dragon. And there, too, there seems to only be one. So back to the thesaurus and lists of collective nouns. Actually there are some for “mythological creatures” Did you know that a group of dragons is called a “dignity of dragons”? Looking through these, there was nothing.
So it seems that I need to come up with the term. Back to those lists. Hmm. Owls => a parliament. Too serious…. Hummingbirds => a shimmering. Now that has possibilities. Firebirds do sort of shimmer… Eagles => convocation. Almost as bad as parliament…. A charm of finches. Yes, firebirds are charming but not cute nor small….A party of Jays. Noisy and raucous. Not enough dignity….Dignity? Already taken…
“Enough already!” You heard that, too? good. Now you see how it works between TouTarot and I.
“We are a treasury. Not a family. Not a flock. And certainly NOT a dignity! Hrmph!”
And she’s gone! Well, at least that puzzle is solved. And so you now know that I am dealing with a Treasury of Firebirds. I guess we will have to wait for these fledglings to fly in …