Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Samhain Poem

I have been studying Celtic Shamanism for quite a while and am about half way through my Bardic training. Eventually I will complete the Druidry course, but it is a ways out.

Bards are storytellers, poets and musicians. Since Celtic society was an oral tradition, they were also the keepers of tradition, of the memory of the tribe.

One of the areas I struggle with is poetry. It has become a standing joke within my circle that when we come to poetry, I go blank. So, maybe I’m beginning to “get it” because as I was going to sleep last night, I was creating a Samhain poem. Continue reading

Life’s little emergencies…

It’s been a while since my last post and it has been quite a journey for the last month. Actually more like an E ticket ride at Disney Land. Or, do they have a G ticket ride???

As many of you know, Gary was on the East Coast and in Germany for most of the month of September. He arrived home on the 28th and within 24 hours proceeded to have a small heart attack. He is doing well now. They put a stent in an artery and kept him a few days at the hospital in CCU. What a surprise from the man who hasn’t been sick (other than flu) in the 36 years we’ve been married! This experience has been a definite wake up call, and a giant roller coaster ride for us. Continue reading