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Oct. 30th, 2008

This morning the train platform was covered with sugary frost. It is the first that I have noticed for the year. Upon smiling at its Fae glitter, I felt something shift in me as though a whisper slid by my ear; a soft “it’s coming”.

Later I walked over to the Farmer’s Market…the final one of the season. I feel sad to see them go, but also proud that I’ve visited the market every week (unless out of town) and that almost all of our produce has come from local, independent farmers. Also, I could not feel anything but joy there at the colors, smells and curves of harvest; the red, orange, golden roundness of gratitude and bounty. A canvas bag on my desk bulges with Honey Crisp apples from Michigan, with Illinois ruby sweet potatoes, butternut squash and grape tomatoes (my sweet madeleines of summer) and I feel blessed.

Subtle strains of autumn’s swan song are floating with me. I’ve been savoring fall’s more youthful aspects: those early vivid leaves, the crisp air balanced by the kiss of sun on one’s face and the tastes of cinnamon, apples and root vegetables. Today though I truly feel the hint of winter: the susurrant voices of dry leaves that skitter past quick feet, the clack of bare branches that reach for the moon, the warm puff and mist of my breath against the air.

Today I wear a silence on my skin, I feel Scorpio, Ana and Arrdu, Freya in her battle gear…but I do not feel fear or sadness. I feel gratitude for life and for the divine within and without. I am remembering my ancestors with love and longing.

I feel change coming, and I’m excited for it.


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Oct. 30th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
awesome, in every sense of the word.
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Oct. 31st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I am sorry not to get to spend the holiday with you as well...but I am also with you. I look forward to hearing about your amazing week of work. Kisses to you ~ J
Oct. 30th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
So happy for you and so blessed to know you, beautiful green witch. *hugs* and much love. A. xxx
Oct. 31st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I am so blessed to know you as well sweet one. I am sending you love, and many blessings to you, your family and your beloved dead. Kisses ~ J
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Glad you are in the world, Jennifer. Even though death is on the other side, I am amazed at how beautiful the veil between the worlds is. Every year it takes my breath away.
Oct. 31st, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you Teri...I feel so lucky to be alive and to know you. I hope your holiday is rich. Many blessings to you, your family and your beloved dead. Love, Jen
Oct. 31st, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Blessed Samhain beauteous one!
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Nov. 4th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: "the red, orange, golden roundness of gratitude and bounty"
Ah Shen Tat...I miss you.
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