Not a pagan? Well you have a happy Saturday...the day named after one of those pagan gods...like every day of our calendar, and most months too!
So when the wheel of the year turns, and
you realize you're part of the gravity here...enjoy that our dear earth
is still turning through the seasons!
I happen to try to live close to the earth, though not as much as some of my friends. What I do try to do is remember that I'm part of nature, not separate, and certainly not in charge of it.
Well, I do have to take out the trash, feed the animals, and clean up after us all. That's the part I'm in charge of.
Have you seen the new TV show on NBC called "Revolution"? A take off perhaps from Kevin Cosner's movie "The Postman," along with input from a book "One Second After" by William Forstchen, a local Montreat/Black Mountain author. His book is scarey enough, but is a good wake-up call to how fragile our technological lives are. I liked that many of the local sites came into play in the book. I haven't decided whether I like Revolution or not.
Now why am I watching a post-apocalyptic TV show? It's fascinating. I don't expect I'd survive very long if any of these doomsday events happened, so I can just look at them with interest that's not predicated on fear for my own survival.
So the equinox gives me pause, and I eagerly run out into nature to grasp the experience. A day and night of equal length. How truly wonderful. I will roll around in the pile of leaves that someone else raked (virtually that is), while enjoying that feeling of warm sun on one side of my body as the other feels the coldness of winter winds approaching