November 1, 2008

I should have listened to Smokey The Bear

What is more cheerful, now, in the fall of the year, than an open-wood-fire? Do you hear those little chirps and twitters coming out of that piece of apple-wood? Those are the ghosts of the robins and blue-birds that sang upon the bough when it was in blossom last Spring. In Summer whole flocks of them come fluttering about the fruit-trees under the window: so I have singing birds all the year round.” - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Miss Mehitabel's Son

So um, whoops... We had a slight fire issue at the ritual today. You see the fire didn't like where we had it and much preferred the dry ground. The fire then decided it wanted to play in some leaves. I don't blame it. I would love to play in a pile of leaves again myself. We got it under control quickly with snuffing and a sacrificed juice. And, it didn't really affect the energy we were raising. In the end it was just one of those things that will turn into an exaggerated joke "Hey, remember the time Bella set the woods on fire? Yea I really wanted that juice too."

Since I imagine you will be hearing about Bella a bit here, let me go ahead and introduce you. Bella is my cousin, my friend, and my student. She's a great artist and writer. Ok she's just a super slamming person in general.

Today was her first go at writing a ritual. I was very impressed by it. It was well written and flowed beautifully. So yes, I was very happy with her work. Even with the slight issue that came up, she stayed composed and didn't let pressure get to her. So yes, I was very impressed. I have no doubt that she will she be wonderful in whatever path she chooses to go down.

In the meantime, I'll do my best to give her all the tools she needs.

Until next time and as always, Bright Blessings.