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.