Looking Back—Moving Forward

Early morning looking across the pasture out front toward imminent sunrise.

A Brand New Day Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning  Praise for the springing fresh from the word  Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens on the album Teaser and the Firecat releasd in 1971 I recently realized that I’ve been blogging for eight years as of January 2021. My first attempts at this medium having been on a Blogger Blog called A Glitch in Time  (Taken down several years ago). These have been busy eventful years, and the time has flown.  While that original blog covered all aspects…

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Imbolc—February 1st

Imbolc

The pagan holiday Imbolc is celebrated on February 1st. Also called Brigid’s Day (or Saint Brigid’s Day) it is one of four Cross-Quarter days in the Yearly Cycle— the half way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Celebrated today by Wiccan and other Pagan groups, it was a traditional Celtic Festival with deep roots in the mass consciousness psyche. As preparations for spring began, lambing season arrived and winter’s hold loosened on the world. The “Quickening of the Year” was greeted with high hopes and the promise of a bountiful year to come. It was a fire or…

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