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Halloween.


2014-31-10--10-33-25 halloween cDepending on your views and beliefs today is Halloween, or Samhain [pronounced Sowen].

It is New Year’s Eve for the Celts and Wiccans.

The veil between our worlds is thinnest today and we can honour our dead and maybe even catch a glimpse of them…spooky!

Kids will excitedly dress up in scary outfits and go Trick or Tricking. Later on the Sandman will come and drop sand in their tired eyes to make them sleep.

Christians will celebrate tomorrow as All Saints Day and November 2 is All Souls Day.

Whichever way you look at it, this time is very special. Our beliefs may have changed, but some basic instincts remain and link us to our ancestors. We still feel the need for a lantern to light the way and keep the spirits at bay, when the dark nights draw in. Some spirits of the dead may not be welcome!

And if it is a new year and beginning of sorts, what about a thought for the new year?

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust.

Tomorrow…a new beginning? But first a night of shadows, lanterns, ghosts, ghouls, prayer and honouring.

However you celebrate today, or not; have a good, safe day.

Thanks for visiting.

Until the next spooky time.

 

 

 

Author:

Many moons ago, I started to write. But, as life twisted and turned the only thing I got to write was letters, in my job. Things changed, I left my job and returned to the writing. I have loads of ideas and very little time to do them in.( Sound familiar?) I write, because I need to. When I am unable to write I walk in the shadow of madness. Some folk would argue that I'm there already. As well as writing, I read, paint, garden, knit and have just started making candles. I am owned by a retired greyhound called Daisy. My previous greyhound(Misty) was the inspiration to get writing again. Daisy is keeping that inspiration alive. Thanks for reading. Dorne x

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