Tiny Dreamcatcher

In Ojibwe (Chippewa) culture, a dreamcatcher (or dream catcherOjibwe asabikeshiinh, the inanimate form of the word for “spider” or bawaajige nagwaagan meaning “dream snare”) is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dreamcatcher is then decorated with personal and sacred items such as feathers and beads.

The Ojibwa believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams.

“Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.” Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

So I made a tiny dreamcatcher

To catch all the bad dreams

And only let the beautiful ones reach me.

I’ll test-drive it tonight to see if it works.

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