SLEEVES, SHOES, AND BELTANE We are in a hurry. For us. Doctor appointment in a couple of hours. On days like this, I have trouble getting dressed. I try to put on a tee-shirt and I can only find one sleeve. The other seems to be missing. I can see it. It's there. But for … Continue reading SLEEVES, SHOES, AND BELTANE – Marilyn Armstrong
One of the great festivals which I would so much love to attend!
The ancient festival of Beltane has always been special to me. As I child, I was caught by its magic when my grandfather first read me the story of ‘Borrobil‘, where two children walk between the Beltane fires and are whisked away into a land of myth, magic and the obligatory dragon.
For years afterwards, every time the number seventy-seven bus passed the conical hill on the way to town, we would talk about Beltane. I learned its legends and traditions, and more than any other of the festivals of the turning of the year, this one is close to my heart, rooted, as it is, in fond memories.
Over the years, I have celebrated Beltane in many ways and in many places. I have danced around a Maypole, weaving the ribbons in the pattern of life. Joined a spiral dance in the streets of Oxford. Seen…
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Share Your World – April 30, 2018 Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination? Basically, no. I never have any paper money. It's common for me to not have a single piece of folding money in my wallet. Maybe a few odd coins, but that's it. Everything … Continue reading CEE’S WORLD SHARING EVENT – Marilyn Armstrong
I was sure it was my eyes. New glasses or give up seeing. But today, with light on the subject, I took a bunch more pictures and they were all fine. So I guess the moral of the story is that an f2.8 lens can't shoot sharp pictures in near darkness. Go figure, right?Almost all … Continue reading MAYBE NOT THE FINAL CACTUS FLOWERS – Marilyn Armstrong