Saturday, August 1, 2009

dancing on lughnasa

the sun shines, fittingly, on lammas, or, the feast of the great god llew, or lugh, on what was once one of the great fire festivals of celtic europe. lammas, or lughnasa, is the feast of the first harvest. it falls midway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.

today, a year ago, my grandmother began her dying. today, Beloved heard that an old college friend has commenced hers. today we took furniture from the storage unit to my new office space. tomorrow Beloved goes to brooklyn again, to clean out more of his mother's closets.

today i went back-to-school shopping with meg and libby. despite the bright sunshine, despite the heat, the air felt distinctly like fall.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

3 comments:

Allison said...

How can we have fall when we have not yet gone to the beach?

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds like you have been busy!! I hope we get some pictures of your new office! The sponging sounds so pretty!!!

Lynette said...

memories all around
and yes there is a time we all start dying it is the day of our birth
now dust off the motes and misey
and shine shine shine in your new office and ventures
know your blessed by these previous women in your life
if it was a good relationship they support you as you grew if it was not they helped you become tougher to face the hard times
either way it was to your good as you use it.