THOUGHTS WRITTEN ON OCTOBER 23: SCORPIO and SAMHAIN
THE FINAL GASP OF FALL.
ENTERING THE SEASON OF SUSPENSE
A brisk breeze blows from the northwest, wafting the scent of burning leaves from a neighbor’s bonfire through my kitchen door screen.
Now the leaves have about finished falling and trees stand nearly naked with only a few scraggly dried plants and flowers hanging on in hopes of a few days’ more sun and warmth.
So, it seems we humans also hang on to the hope of a perpetual fall, straining against the need to prepare for winter’s blast which could come at any time.
Halloween is just a week away. The veil between worlds is growing thinner, more permeable, more easily to see through and to visit the memories of times past, times shared with friends, family and lovers on the other side.
A subtle sadness pulls at the heart
A gentle whisper of longing tugs at the spirit
The mind reaches into forbidden places, longing for an impossible return to an imaginary ideal past
Finding only regrets over opportunities missed, promises broken, grand hopes for grand achievements never achieved
But this is not a time to mourn and regret lost chances
It is a time to celebrate the gifts of a life full of memories, good and not so good, for they nevertheless mark our journey thus far and those who have gone before can lead our steps in new future directions until our time comes to join them in that filmy vale.
The Wise Ones counsel that death is merely the doorway into the next life.
Have a Happy Halloween,
Remember to turn clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6th!
The Times, they are indeed changing, let us pray for the best.
and Remember to Vote on November 8th!