Thursday, February 2, 2006
the below came from my friend Erika who has as lovely a smile and spirit as anyone i know; i thought it so likewise lovely i'm sharing it here with all of you....
Ms. Booty H. (tethered to hearth and home today on a nurse in / nest in in effort to head off a breast infection at the pass)
Celebrate today!Light a candle or light many candles - rejoice in the new light.
Today is Candlemas, the cross-quarter day between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Candlemas celebrates the promises of the return of the light and the renewal of life which were made at the winter solstice and are now becoming manifest. It's the dawn of the year as the rumblings of movement begin in the earth. It's time to creep out of the hibernation of winter, cautiously, like the *Ground Hog who supposedly emerges on this day to check his shadow. It's the time of germination. This is a traditional time for new beginnings so turn towards the coming light and make plans with renewed energy!
*(my mister and i, on our honeymoon, made a jaunt to punxatawny to meet phil and and check up on gobbler's knob-- i even made a song about it! do you know where phil lives? i do, i do!! and do you know he has a mrs. ? true, that.
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