Happy New Year, everyone!
I love fireworks for the New Year, so I decided to share a video of Fireworks I took several years ago at Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, OH. They were for Labor Day, but a good celebration is a good celebration!
As the old year ends and the new one begins, I want to thank my WordPress family for all of your wisdom, inspiration, support and friendship. I wish you all the best of years and I wish for peace in the world. Be of good cheer and enjoy your family and friends.
Let’s celebrate dear friends. We are on the cusp of a new year, new experiences and new lessons. Blessings to one and all.
Hello everyone, I am going to be going out of town to visit some of my favorite places. I promise you photos, stories and maybe some video. I hope all of my fellow Americans have a wonderful celebration. Be safe and enjoy our country’s birthday. See you soon. I will try to get messages if I can.
May Day, or in Pagan religions Beltane, is a holiday historically celebrated for thousands of years as the point of fertility and beauty of the flowering earth. I have never had the opportunity to dance around a May Pole. It is still celebrated in many countries in the world. You may live in one of them. Through hundreds of years, this day was celebrated by the Celts as the feast of the renewal of earth’s reproductive energy in springtime. With the advent of Christianity, the old festival was changed and it became a quiet processional to honor the virgin mother. I feel that she represents the female aspect of God in our modern day. The original festival was not completely eradicated as the virgin was crowned with wreaths of flowers to celebrate the renewal of Mother Earth. The outer meaning has changed, but the inner meaning remains. May Day is also a reminder of the natural cycle of the earth. So we celebrate the end of the dark winter and the coming of the life giving sun.
So raise your face to the sun today, pick flowers, start seeds, and know that whatever it is called, this is a day of celebration.
Irish May Day Song
“Summer! Summer! The cow’s mild milk
and the goddess with summer within her,
and the yellow summer, and the white daisies,
and the goddess with summer within her.”
I am grateful for the return of light!