Archive | September 2016

Now or then? 


Today’s reading


Ace of Stones

The primal rock from which all can be measured. Cup and ring = emergence of life. A still and stable point from which to plan and measure your life.

Mythically the foundation stone means the first dry land on which life could begin. Also the first created form, matter, the mother stone, the firm ground from which one can begin one’s journey and measure the eight directions, the birthing ground, the navel stone.

The Labyrinth is the place where your journey begins; the first steps; the cup and ring marks represent the source, your emergence into this world.

A new stability enters your life.

I has POCKETS!!!

I’m wearing pants and it’s okay! That may not sound like a big deal for most people but I haven’t been able to wear pants comfortably since I had that enormous tumour removed in January. I refuse to wear dresses except maybe in ritual so as far as I’m concerned magical wear does not count and you can’t wear it to work.

What I have been wearing is leggings. I still can’t bear to have anything tight around my middle and the two times I tried to wear my jeans to work I was miserable. Sooo, I have been wearing LL Bean leggings which are thick enough that you can’t see through them and sturdy enough to stand wearing frequently since most leggings don’t. This meant I had to stick to tops that could go over the leggings and cover my butt and look work appropriate so I’ve been wearing very loose flowy long rayon tops that cover my derriere that I got on Amazon, the tops that is not my derriere. It is not available on Amazon.  The other lesbian in the department has been giving me shit about the leggings, at least once a week I’d get, “When are you going to wear pants?” I think the leggings just weren’t dykey enough for her.

I saw in the LL Bean catalog that they had pants for fall that are like the leggings and I got a pair as well as a long vest so I could wear shorter tops with the pants because tucking shirts in stretchy pants would just look weird.

So the first think I got asked this morning by a co-worker was “Do you have an interview?” which I guess translates to “You look nice, Why?”

Since I’m wearing a white t shirt over black pants and a long black vest, I thought someone would think I was dressing like Han Solo.

BUT THE BEST PART IS!!!!! I have POCKETS again! I’ve missed having pockets sooooo much. The worst thing about women’s clothes is the lack of pockets if only because sometimes you just need to put your hands in your pants pockets and when you can’t you can feel so naked. Healing is good!


Fall Playlist

With You – Pippin John Rubenstein

Corner of the Sky – Pippin

All over the World – Deidre McCalla

America the Beautiful – Limelighters

Annie’s Song – John Denver

Anthem – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The Ashgrove – Blackmore’s Night

Aurora – John McCutcheon

Autumn to May – Peter, Paul and Mary

Bad Day – Daniel Powter

Be – Neil Diamond

Be Thou My Vision – Craig Duncan

Beggars to God – Lisa Theriot

Bu Thus A Mo Shuile – Maire Brennan

Both Sides Now – Judy Collins

Catch Another Butterfly – John Denver

Dance ‘til the Rain Begins – Laura Power

Deep Peace – Libana

Deep Peace – Bill Douglas

Samain – Steel Eye Span

Sisters of the Wind – Laura Powers

Song for Judith – Judy Collins

Sure as the Wind – Libana

Tender Shepherd – John McCutcheon

Thanksgiving Ever – Sally Rogers

This is my Father’s World – Craig Duncan

Turn, Turn, Turn – the Byrds

We are not alone – John McCutcheon

We Gather Together – Craig Duncan

You’ll be in my heart – Kenny Loggins

All Soul’s Night – Lorena Mc Kennit

Sanctify the Earth – Circle of Songs

For the Beauty of the Earth – Craig Duncan

Geantrai? – UCD Choral Singers