Last night, Seren, Bens and I attended a beautiful Samhain celebration, honouring our loved ones who have died, and celebrating our movement into darkness, and the Celtic New Year. I honoured my brother Stephen, my grandparents Rachel and James (whom I have never met), and Benjamin's Mom, Sue. Seren honoured our Great Aunt Martha and our friend Jim Campbell. It was a significant time of grieving together, and made me realise that our society lacks something in the way we keep death on the periphery of our awareness. I wonder if this is why violent movies are so popular - because at some level we need to focus on death, and we have to some degree made tackling the topic front-on a social taboo? What do you think?
It excites me as I write to think of the fact that I am going to be seeing much of my blogging community in the next two weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oooh la la!!!!!!!