I love the way holidays create the illusion of time standing still. No-one has to be anywhere. No clocks to punch or meetings to rush around for. Today is quiet. Our Solstice eve last night was warm and full of folks. Friends, family and neighbors converged on our living room for a feast. We had … Continue reading Winter Solstice Tidings
The world is going crazy south of us here in Canada and no-one knows how it will all pan out for all of us. Everything feels suddenly hyperreal, as is common when faced with a threat – reality solidifies around survival instincts so we can have this pin-point of focus on the enemy. There is really SO MUCH wrong in the world it can be overwhelming. My reaction thus far has been to try to keep my eye on all of it, as if in some way this will make it all safer. But this is impossible. It spreads my energies thin and accomplishes very little, other than creating a state of fear and worry. So this year, at Imbolc, I am doing something different.
My Samhain altar this year is dedicated to my ancestors, my family, my husband's ancestors and our recently departed. In the week leading up to Halloween, I had a very strong dream about an old friend of mine who died young. My best friend actually, in high-school, she was 17 when she died in … Continue reading Samhain Altar Share and Remembering Loved Ones