Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday Morning in September

I've never been one for New Year's resolutions.
I tell people - when they ask what my resolutions are or if I made any - that I don't believe in them. (It's hard to when people say "never again" to something - like smoking, and then three hours later take it up again.) I think if you are resolved to do something, than you should start when you have a desire to make a change. Waiting for another day seems silly to me.
I suspect that it also has something to do with my being really, really fond of new beginnings - according to my own rhythms and nature.
I don't feel an attachment to January first, it feels arbitrary to me. It only seems like a holiday because I can hear the fireworks and shouts and the banging of pans.

New beginnings come at different times for me.
They come with a thought.
An idea.
A desire.
A new moon.
A birthday.
A cup of peppermint tea.
They come in with the rolling thunder, and cleansing rains.
They come on a Sunday morning, like on the first day of fall.
Happy Mabon to you.

4 comments:

Mama Podkayne said...

Happy autumn to you as well!

I've been stirring in thoughts about the season change and new beginnings as well. I think I may try and write it up, but maybe not.....

whimsigal said...

Happy Mabon to you, my friend. What a beautiful altar! Absolutely lovely. You are just so inspiring. Now, I want one. It's something I've thought about for so long and seeing yours brings it all to the forefront.

Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Mama P - thanks for leaving a comment! Why is it that some of us love comments so much?

DE - Regarding altar and new banner - as the mood strikes me!
Thanks for the sweet note.
I am equally inspired by you!
xo

Stephanie said...

It is an altar (in the room), and thanks for the compliment!
I like it, too.
I'd like to set a few similar things out for the season throughout the rest of the house, but first I have lots of cleaning to do! :)
Thought I'd start downstairs.