“At the beginning of all love there is a private treaty each of the lovers make with himself or herself, an agreement to set aside what is wrong with the other for the sake of what is right. Love is spring after winter. It comes to heal life’s wounds, inflicted by the unloving cold. When that warmth is born in the heart the imperfections of the beloved are as nothing, less than nothing, and the secret treaty with oneself is easy to sign. The voice of doubt is stilled. Later, when love fades, the secret treaty looks like folly, but if so, it’s a necessary folly, born of lovers’ belief in beauty, which is to say, in the possibility of the impossible thing, true love.” ~ Salman Rushdie
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Friends, a Blessed Samhain to you. May the Ancestors bless you at least as much as they do me. You have no idea. As bad as I feel a good part of the time, as persistant as the darkness proper washes against me like the ocean surf, these blessings never fade or exit stage left. I say “darkness proper” because darkness is pretty much half of everything, and ya ain’t doin’ yer self any favors, good, whatever, by turning away from half of existence. This issue is something that I could go on at length about did I not have to get ready for work, and it is friggin 8º outside, and the Veil is thin, and as a result I am hearing a silent yet powerful voice, and I don’t know who it is – and it is a message of Love. Note the opening quotes. I am feeling romantic these days. Since the Spirits are facilitating this message I can let them shine their lights around and around, like a search light. Is it a woman I know? Yeh, maybe, there is this one, and she holds my attention as time passes month to month instead of year to year, as it usta back in the old days. Onward. She awaits me as much I await her.
All is well. Goof gloriously.