The wheel keeps turning whether we observe it or not.
For years I went to church and really hoped that the story of the life, death and renewal of life would be somehow different either from delievered from the pulpit or from my own belief of the story. And it came to pass that in fact it did become different....and I was able to find the true meaning for myself. It allowed me to move away from the organized religion of my parents and onto the disorganization of my belief in nature, goodness, being responsible and being aware. Of course being a child of the 60's helped as well.
We, together have learned so many wonderful facts, things I didn't know and I love that. I pray we continue to grow in knowledge and spirit. GK is great about bringing information home and sharing it at the dinner table from her social studies class and world geography class. BTW she is going to be in the city Geography Bee. We're so excited for her. Ry is so very interested in ritual of all kinds. He is right now fascinated by the Jewish wedding canopy and has constructed several of his own design. Goodness knows what it will be next, but I'm excited to find out what tickles his fancy.
Diversity. Can you tell we work to get there?
I have a strong sense that the apocalypse that the Mayans gave us with their end of age calendar was just that. The end of an age, a new beginning, a new view. We had the very best discussion of that subject at the Yule dinner table, and again at the yule log burning. Yes, we will observe Imbolc next but it won't be the same Imbolc is was last year. We choose to find new ways to connect with the world around us and the universe. I am very hopeful that while the wheel continues to turn, the places we arrive in thought, word and deed will be different and better for us and our world. A more positive spin if you will. The Gods willing, we will all be in a much better place with each new turn of the wheel.