I skipped spring…
Fine, skipping spring would be somewhat impossible, but I did set up my summer altar a season earlier. I was unpacking, a few days after my little brother’s funeral, and my thoughts were floating so far away from the action at hand that I brought out The Mother and The Wild God instead of The Maiden and The Young God. And I didn’t notice for hours… When I did, I burst into laughter, sobs, and then more laugher.
I’m not sure why I skipped spring, but I’m leaving my summery theme up. I don’t believe in accidents, so instead of asking Summer to wait, and give Spring her proper face time, I’m inviting my two favorite seasons to dance together. I might need their combined strength in order to deal with the chaos the universe keeps on hurling my way. In any case, they look good together. I will show you soon…
Speaking of beautifully strong things that look and feel good together, have you read the 2013 spring issue of Pagan Living? I have been enjoying its soothing and inspiring brightness. In fact, this issue is blooming with inspiration: page 21 shows last year’s inspiring Pagans (I was inspiring in the summer issue *cough, cough*), and on page 20 you will see how to nominate your own inspirational witchy souls for 2013.
I devoured the entire spring issue, and took extra time savoring Jen’s gardening tips, Mina writing “For the Birds,” Sharon’s brilliant designs, and Shannon Lavorn chanting as the “[...] the spiral dance of life begins anew.”
I’ve been in love with Vanessa Valencia’s Mad Hatter Tea Parties for ages…
This issue of Pagan Living looks like spring in a basket, doesn’t it?
“Happy” by Magic Love Crow
I was given a lovely rock cress about a week ago. Her purple flowers mimic the colors in Stacy’s painting.
I named the plant Happy before seeing the painting above. I’m taking the whole thing as a good omen.
Even if I kind of skipped spring, its warmth will continue to bloom around me and mine ;-)
Happy Spring Equinox 2013, my Wicked Luvs!