I'm not sure if it's Mercury getting ahead of itself, or just some strangeness in the air, but these last few days have been odd. I've felt off my game, a little down and generally frustrated at everything. Luckily, there are more than enough things going on here on the interwebs to keep me distracted.
Here are a few things that I've enjoyed or been mulling over lately:
~ Always an enjoyable and fascinating read, New World Witchery has a post on the lore surrounding walnuts. I'm allergic to the buggers (walnuts, not Cory or Laine) but can appreciate the symbolism.
~ For years, I have been wanting to head to Caravan Farm to see the outdoor plays the theatre company puts on. This year, the play is "The Gift Horse" which is about a childless couple who is given a child by the Moon. This may be the year I finally get there!
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~ Incorporating a Nativity scene in a non-Christian household. My friend brought me back Nativity figurines from Mexico this year and at first I was perplexed. Until I read Carolina's most recent newsletter at the House of Eleggua. She did a post on the Nativity, here, but do subscribe to her newsletter where she discusses the symbolism surrounding the figures involved in the Christ story.
~ Speaking of Christ, or technically, his followers, there has been quite a discussion going on over at Twitter today about whether or not you should support a charitable organization (in this case, The Salvation Army) if they openly preach against GLBT rights.
If an organization does great things with the money donated to it, yet does not operate at a level that speaks to your own morals and values, would you donate to them? Does the good they do, outweigh the intolerance they may have? Great points on both sides of this debate!
As we head into the start of the bustling holiday season, I want to wish my American neighbours a blessed Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and wish you a safe and happy holiday!