the dreamcastertree and embroidery
A new piece of embroidery is in progress right now. I drew the pattern while my children were sitting next to me and silently made their own pieces of arts, listening to the “Traumzauberbaum” a German musical by Reinhard Lakomy which I heard as a child myself so very often. It’s such a beautiful story about the dreamcastertree (if I translate this directly hehe) and his 2 minions. The trees leaves are dreams (represented by a song) and the color of the leaf indicates what kind of dream it is.
When the big dreamcastertree goes to sleep to grow more dreams his two minions ( a kind of gnomes I guess) activate dreams with the tuning fork. In the manner of the sorcerer’s apprentice, they manage to upset the ghost of winds and rain in their master’s absence by plucking all the blue leaves and throwing them into the creek flowing nearby the dreamcastertree. The ghost of wind and rain takes away his clouds and lets dry out the creek. The two are not aware of their deed until the dreamcastertree awakes and get’s weaker and weaker. The black leaves (the nightmares) can easily fly away and frighten the little minions. But it wouldn’t be a good story for children if the two minions wouldn’t manage to calm the waves with the ghost of rain and get their stream back.
There are stories which are simply timeless and in the case of the dreamcastertree the songs are timeless and iconic for this period, too. I’m happy to share a beautiful moment of my own childhood with my children. I know they appreciate this moment as much as I do.