As the days grow shorter and nature reduces her boil,
the third and final seasonal festival of the year is upon us, before Winter Solstice brings the advent of the beautiful Sun once more.
Samhain, (pronounced “sour-in” or “sow-win”) is more commonly identified with its modern
ties to the celebration of Halloween. Originally, a Gaelic celebratory holiday
inspired by Pagans and Wiccans, this time of the year celebrates the midway
mark between Fall equinox and the winter’s solstice.
As we honor the dead and even pretend to be them in disguise,
so that we may reap their sweetened rewards left for them out of homage,
we gather together and dance in front of the bonfires and remember that most of this Earth’s annual cycle is behind us,
a yonder left still in the not-so-distance future to come. We reflect on the quieting Earth’s echo
as she rolls into a deep slumber, as winter approaches;
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