There’s very little doubt, that with the onset of a very lively autumn gale, that the winter is about to begin. There’s already been just a little bit of snow.
So consider this.
This little video is an extract from the annual Padstows Owd Oss event – a festival which pretty much pressages summer.
There’s something deep and pagan about this event. Even though this is in Cornwall, I believe that its deeply English and a bit Celtic at the same time – there’s the relentless beat of the drums and the repetitive underlying song(although there’s a also a meaningful middle eight – not shown here) – and alongside there’s the uncontrolled evilness of the black ‘Oss, dancing and whirling and generally being quite scary.
This is to come. This is a festival welcoming and encouraging the summer. We’re just about to start the winter. But , like anything else,it will pass, darkly, damply and coldly. I’m quite looking forward to it, and it’s passing too. Watch the whole video, let it sink in a bit....
Stick with the video
I'm lookin forward to running off the black horse, in due course,of course, at the right time after lettinghim have his evil cold and black way for a while... But the bugger is doomed, right enough....