Monday, November 8, 2010

May I never lose my sense of wonder.

I think this is why I am Pagan.
If there's a way to blend Peter Pan
and Redwall
and wandering in that little stretch of pine woods out by the elementary school
and pretending I'm really a Native American with a real bow
and learning how to pet a cat nicely and feel her purr
and see the colors of sunset making everything glow and look new

seeing the Milky Way stretch out above you and feel that awe-full sense of perspective

curling up on a cold night, grateful for a hot dinner and plenty of blankets to keep the warmth in

seeing a flat expanse of snow under gray skies and trying so hard to remember midsummer's heat sinking into your bones and how fiercely green the world is then

knowing that someday, your matter--molecules and atoms--will be lost and recombined into something else. Some part of me was once a velociraptor.


  1. What a poetic entry! This really touched me, in particular the bit about Redwall. I was, and still am, in love with those stories. I read most of them when I was in middle school like... 10 or 11 years ago. Wow. I so wanted to fall into one of those books and stay there forever. Do you have the cookbook? I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but I intend to. My husband gave it to me as a gift a couple years ago and I felt like such a kid again...

  2. there's a cookbook?


    I now know what I want for Yule this year. ^^