Happy Beltane 2020– the cross-quarter day between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. No swapping of May baskets, no dancing around the May pole. And yet, the Wheel of the Year faithfully continues its cycle regardless of the menacing threat of CoVid19 to humanity and other species.
Springtime has always been my favorite season; new beginnings abound. Tender young buds burst open while new generations of countless species are born. Full of hope and promise, the air is abundant with the scent of new-mown lawns and the insistent, high-pitched tweeting of baby birds.
Our current quarantine situation is really feeding my anxiety, and it can be so difficult to remain hopeful. I’m quite positive I won’t be seeing any family this year, and that prospect saddens me. I have resorted to videochatting with any family members willing to do so, but it’s not the same.
However, I am a strong believer that happiness is a choice and attitude is everything. I honestly enjoy holing up with Dave. When the cats join us on the bed for our afternoon naps, the troubled world falls away and we are encased in our own blissful world.
As this new month begins I have decided to re-commit myself to my chanting, which I’m afraid I have let slip a little lately. I’ll begin a new record book today and joyfully determine to chant for at least 30 minutes a day. If ever our souls needed nurturing, it’s during a time of crisis like now.
So smile and know mid-Spring is here, with brighter, cheerier days ahead. Stay safe and well.