Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Margot, thanks for everything

I have just learned of the passing of Margot Adler (I got the news here: The Witching Hour, Patheos).  My heart is heavy. I had always hoped to meet her and tell her "Thank you, you changed my life."  I read her book Drawing Down the Moon in 2012 and I haven't been the same since. I had spent the previous decade resisting change, then I read her book and it was as if a magic door had been opened.

Just read that last line, no pun was intended but magic is the only word I know to use.  The only other thing that comes to mind is the line from the Wizard of Oz. "You've had the power all along my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." 

So, dear Margot, wherever you are, thank you.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

summer light

I'm loving the heat, might as well, it will be hot here for at least six more weeks and true autumn won't show up at my door until the last week or so of October.  Trouble is I've noticed that the days are getting shorter and I want a little Happy Halloween right this minute.

Think. Think. Think.

So I take one horrible bird feeder - the woman I bought it from warned me (that's why she was selling it, 25 cents for a bird feeder that wouldn't let the seeds out for the birds!). 

I washed it and let it dry in the sun.  Then I waited until 7 pm to add a "candle" with a 5 hour timer.  So every night at 7 my little light glows and then shuts itself off at midnight. 

I've decided it's a fairy light.  Or maybe it's an outdoor night light.  Or maybe it's just what I need until I can carve a pumpkin and place it by my front door.