31 Oct

According to the Weather Channel, the only time it’s not supposed to rain today is between 1:30 and 3 pm. Therefore I intend to take a walk to and in Lone Fir Cemetery during that time. It’s a pioneer cemetery dating back to the 1850s (the same decade in which Oregon became a state) and still has many of the old tombstones and even the original lone fir with a placard on its trunk.

Samhain is a prehistoric Celtic new year and holiday. It isn’t about people dressing up as ax murderers or floozies, and it isn’t even about scaring people or binging on candy, though admittedly I’ve been partying and eating candy this week. Samhain is about honoring the dead and communing with ancestors. During Sabbats such as Samhain, the veil between worlds becomes thinner; that is, between us and the world of the dead, and us and Faerie World, for instance.


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