Sunday, November 27, 2016

On our Way to Yule



Last week we were experiencing mild to warm weather here, 
just missing the next polar vortex that the news is reporting, 
50 degree's which is warm for us here, 
I felt the need to "gather",
pine cones,................. 
   conifer branches, ......
                         dry sprigs of this and that,.......

put them all together in an arrangement, 
perhaps the instinct to collect and store for the cold winds ahead,
however reassured knowing that in my modern day world way, if there is anything I really 
need I can just go to the store.......
kinda takes the romance out of the old pagan ways,

Now this week the cold is here, 

wispy snow, ........
    landing............, 
                               blowing away.................,
                                      snowingagain..............,
                                   falling............. 
                                                                      sticking to the ground this time.........
It is the real thing this time,  here to stay now, Time to make my 
cave warm and cozy. 

How we have evolved from the pagans we once were, 

The term "paganism" was revived during the Renaissance when writers were trying to differentiate the old traditions from their contemporary Christian faith.  The term itself stems from the Latin paganus translated loosely along the lines of "country dweller" or "rustic"; thus it was initially a word describing a person of locality rather than a religion.  However, because of its usage in ancient texts, medieval authors mistakenly believed it referenced a religious sect and thereby gave it the corresponding connotation.  In actuality, there was a different word used to describe the "pagans" as they are called today, and that word too stemmed first and foremost from the location of the religious supporters.





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