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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Special harvest

pagan festival season       AZ monsoon season       waning gibbous moon

And around, and around, and around turns the good Earth;
All things must change as the seasons go by.
We are the children of the Lord and the Lady
Whose mysteries we know, but will never know why.

As we move into the back half of summer, I've been preparing my own special harvest. I'm reclaiming the pagan in me. I've gone back to daily rituals, greeting the sun and bidding it on it's way at sunset. I've gone back to thanking the gods and the Earth for my meals before eating.

There's something very renewing about greeting the sun at dawn dressed in nothing but a pendant. Not even my glasses or a hair tie. Arms spread and face lifted to the sun.

The day and the moon are the most immediate cycles in our lives. Those are also the cycles that modern life takes away from us.

I've needed that return. The nonsense of humanity has really been getting to me. My hermit tendencies are showing.

My legs aren't what they were but I can still climb a ladder onto the roof. During the day I can watch the clouds move across the sky. At night I can see the twinkling stars from untold light years away. It helps me find the wonder again. Most of the World and the universe goes on without human influence. We loom large in our imagination but are so very small in the universe.

Which makes those human concerns so very small. So very small indeed. And unimportant in the scheme of things.

I keep reminding myself that the secret of life is to make the World a little bit better than when we found it.

It helps. Mostly.

There is still a place for truth in this World. Isiah's job is not finished yet. Maybe it never will be. I'm going to go meet my companion for lunch.

Veritas and Bright Blessings.

music by Alan Bell (Windmills)
lyrics by Gwen Zak and Ann Cass
as modified by Isaac Bonewits

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