Darkness, stillness, a silent chill, the Wheel of the Year turns ever still.
From the long dark sleep a promise kept, the light we seek upon us crept.
We bid Hail and Welcome to the warming rays, the Blessings of Light and longer days.
Come join with us our many friends and let the joyous celebrations never end!
Kindle the fires that light the way, a joyous celebration we have this day!
A toast to the present and to the past to remember well, those still with us and those who fell. Let us feast together and drink in deep, the bonds of Kinship and Merry Meet!
From my clan to yours, A Blessed Yule!
Staring at the blank page, the mind renders its cacophony of thoughts, ideas, hopes, fears, dreams, and debates into a torrent of words that all seemingly want to come out at once and also not at all. What to say, what to hold, what to release, what else to seal away within the depths of our mind, there to lay dormant until their time comes, or mine does, then the mystery will be just that.
Ok so many of you that follow my occasional rants and postings know that I'm actively training in Shinkendo (Japanese Swordsmanship for those new to this site). Since I last updated, we have moved to a new location that I feel will be of great benefit to everyone, especially Sensei Lynch.
There have been several times I have sat down to write this and for one reason or another I found something else to do. How do you sum up the life of one who brought you into this world, let alone tell the tale of their final chapter? As has been said, this particular sad tale was inevitable, but I had hoped it would be a bit further on. I had hoped to share more of my accomplishments and milestones with my mother who was always so proud and protective. The lament of mortal man, always wanting more time.