We are natural, but we've forgotten.
Hello, dear ones! Here we are in February! How have you fared over the past week? I'll have something more profound to say next week (we're closing in on a date with great personal meaning), but today is another "simple pleasures" kind of day. It was an unusually warm day here, for February (50F!). We've … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 4, 2019
Two things for y'all today (hopefully you'll get something of value from at least one of them!): 1. At a meeting for a large and beloved annual town festival, I gave a committee report to a room full of influential townspeople I don't know, as my face flamed (my co-chair, a native, always gives the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 28, 2019
What does being a Druid look like on a random Monday morning?
I didn't have plans to write much of anything today (and I almost didn't!) but then I hit a pocket of pain in an otherwise awesome day, and it occurred to me that for many of us, the holidays are like that. Some of us are missing people in our lives, and the holidays seem … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 24, 2018
Where "compassion requires action" came from...
Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
(a sneak peek from my upcoming -- though probably delayed past my original date; still hopefully by year's end! -- second poetry collection...all rights mine, etc.) "Samhain" When they ask me why -- Why I stand at the Veil, Why I wait, listening, soul-stretched, The first fervent words burn my tongue And are swallowed, Word-runes … Continue reading Samhain Snippet
[Note: if you aren't Pagan, you may find this one a bit "out-there." Comments are moderated.] I like Lughnasadh a lot. The harvest festival reminds me that we are firmly in the waning half of the year, which is my soul's joy for many reasons (weather, at least eventually, definitely among them!). It heralds the … Continue reading Lughnasadh 2017: Burned Fields and a Waterfall
Where's this thing going, anyway?