Friday, September 28, 2012


Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The Grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Stevensonn

Another weekend is upon us. I'll be shopping and cooking for most of the day on Saturday, but you'd best believe that Sunday will be for me. I'm loving this weather, the cool crisp air, and who really cares if it rains. I only wish it was raining over the weekend, not today when I have to go to work. I'm just picturing myself sitting in my favorite chair, rocking back and forth, curtains pulled aside, windows open, and the cool breeze blowing through the house, listening to the rain as it pounds on the ground.   

My friend, Aine over at The Deepest Well wrote about how she was reading and learning about an addition to her path...Druidry.  That got me to thinking.  For the longest I have wanted to learn more about Celtic Shamanism and the Faery Tradition. I've bought a few books for my Kindle and plan on doing some reading.  I did find a course on Faery Shamanism, but I'm not ready to throw any money into a course with my health up and down as it is.

The Kabbalah course I had planned to take was free, but it started the week I discovered I had a nodule in my lung, and that just threw everything off.  Although I didn't post about it, for weeks my head was in a fog, and all I could think of was cancer and, to be honest, that I wasn't ready to go yet.  The doctors are following the spot for any changes and another cat scan should be scheduled in the near future, but since that time when I was first told about it, I find that I have grown in many ways. I'd often thought of how I would react and now I know.  And I'm stronger than I gave myself credit for. Facing one's mortality is a sure way to foster growth.

Wishing all of you special people  a joyous, fun-filled weekend.  See you on Monday.


  1. Hope your weekend is peaceful. Enjoy the cooler weather.

  2. Happy Friday, Happy Cooking, Happy Rocking!

  3. Oh Autumn bonfires! -sigh- I'm so glad I got to experience them, since I'm olden. :-) Kids today, never will....

    Have a wonderful weekend! With a Sat. of creative shopping/cooking. And a Sun. for yourself. :-)


  4. I hope you don't have to face your own mortality again any time soon, growth or no growth! Have a good weekend, Mary!

  5. You are growing stronger I know from every post that you write and I really admire you and your journey. I know it's one day at a time and sometimes one breath at a time. So, may your weekend bring you sweet repose.

  6. I always enjoy your writings and reflections. You remain in my thoughts.