What a Difference a Year Makes!

Once again, the Wheel turns...

Which isn't all that bad. After all, we expect it to turn, don't we? We've come to rely on the cycles of the changing of seasons, and the passage of time?

Sure we have. What amazes me is the velocity of the turning itself. Seasons seem to be coming and going faster. Changes are happening faster. Life seems to be happening faster.

I've discovered that the only way to catch up with life is to slow myself down. Ironic, but that seems to be how it works. For the past three months or so I've been trying to eliminate non-essentials from my life, freeing up more time for my friends, my studies, and quiet introspection. You're probably wondering how I manage, considering my fuller-than-full-time job and the chaos that we've all seemed to be experiencing this year. Let's take a quick peek at the chaos, shall we?

Okay, so all aspects of chaos are covered. If I missed any, well, just remember I forgot to take my Ginko Biloba for about 35 years.

Now, there have been some milestones for yours truly, too. I came out of the broom closet this year, and after spending some time rubbing my eyes to get them adjusted, I found out everything was just fine. The surroundings looked pretty darn good. My family? They're cool with it, with the exception of one individual who has her own problems to work out before she can see things clearly. Friends? "You wouldn't have made that kind of decision without really looking into it and understanding what you were doing." Co-workers? "When are you going to get all of those pig statues off of your desk?"

And then there's this site. I never would have thought Willo and I would have our own site. Not because we don't have the ability, or the talent. It's time we're always looking to find, and time that remains elusive to both of us. But we keep plugging away at it in spite of ourselves and our own personal chaos. (Thanks for sticking with me, Willo!).

So there you have it. Plenty to look back on, plenty to think about. Hopefully all of us came out of this past turn of the Wheel a little stronger, a little wiser, and a little more resolved to just be who we are, if not to some, then at least to each other. I like to think this is true of all of us.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go experience the chaos of planting 240 flower bulbs before Winter sets in.

With Love, Light, and Samhain Blessings,

Rhyddia