why we can’t have nice things..

“we have met the enemy and he is us” ..Pogo 1970

New Years Eve 2021 – Times Square, United States of America

900,000 of their own citizens dead and the biggest news out of america is miley cyrus battling a wardrobe malfunction.

We are in God’s hands now… there is no human power that can bail us out of this one. May you find protection, peace and goodwill in the coming year of twenty-twenty-two.

Shalom Aleichem – שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

notes to myself ..originally posted on incowrimo-2020

“What if we consider this time as we would consider the Shabbat?

The most sacred of time?

Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.

Connect with the goodness of creation.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
For we can hardly deny that now.

Know that our lives are in anothers hands.
We need not reach out with our hands today.
We can reach out with our hearts.
Reach out with our words.
Reach out to all with compassion
to move invisibly where we cannot touch.”

..unknown

Happy New Year to One and All :)

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Happy New Year and best of wishes one and all, May you find peace in your heart, health in your life and cheer amongst those who are close to you. May your blessings be shared and your troubles halved, and may you find courage, strength and laughter in the months ahead.

Thank you to all who have followed this blog and have made this past year a wonderful pleasure.  My hat goes off to you  ..Happy New Year :)

 

 

 

 

Holi – होली

Everyone is fair game. Friend or stranger, rich or poor. Man or woman, young and old.

Spring has arrived and winter has gone.

Evil is destroyed in the consuming fire. Kama returns and Rhada’s face is coloured. We make amends and let go of debts. A day to end conflict and mend our broken past. A day to learn the wisdom of forgiving and forgetting. Of turning to laughter and play to repair our relationships, welcome the new and celebrate together.

Kurentovanje – carnivale

“Battle between Carnival and Lent,” 1559.

Eggs, milk, butter, lard, and flour, it’s time now winter to say goodbye.

Martedi grasso, masopust, fastnacht – we toast the carne vale. With wooden clubs and hedgehog skins and beads, dubloons and throws. Then in fancy dress and masquerade into the street we go. Prepenitent and full of food to ring the pancake bell. Malasadas and fastlagsbulles, laskiaispulla for Bonhomme. We eat and dance and drink and sing, for the season that’s to come.

Mahashivaratri – महाशिवरात्रि

A belated Mahashivaratri to all. On this full dark night of prayer and contemplation may we come to understand and welcome the dance of life evident in every cell. The source of creation, preservation and dissolution joined to fertility, love and devotion so that we may be gentle and nurturing and free of ignorance and evil.