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Friday, 21 October 2016


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Samhain is a mirror for looking into the future

It may seem like the end of the light times and the start of the dark times, but, really,  it’s just the end of October. If you want to be humourously scary and get free sweeties as per the newly-invented culture of the USA, you can be a ghost or a ghoul for a time and be spookily happy. There’s no danger in the fun, it’s just fun and means nothing at all. But If you want to review the end of this summer and the summers before, maybe long before, and the good times that have  passed and to remember those who were lost  this year, and  at other times before, and to love and honour them just like you did when they were here, as if they were still here… then Samhain might be your thing. Bless their memory. They’re still more than important to you. Never forget them and their odd little ways and the things they did and the things they said and the way they loved you much, much more than you deserved. And for those you loved who didn’t know.  And then move on to the future.

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This is the time I start to plan my next twelve months, assuming I’m going to complete another twelve months. I’m thinking about it. I have ideas. I will consult with pals.

Janet’s tied her kirtle green a bit above her knee….


Dawn Linney said...

Ah yes, the kirtle green, I am not telling as to where mine is tied!

Quinn said...

Very nice to see that 'dawg again, Mike.
And even though I live in New England where Winter seems to gallop toward us with the falling of the leaves, I've always felt that Autumn is the start of the year and a season of beginnings.

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Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to your home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at

Mike Knipe said...

Hello Jerry - By all means post the header..... I'll have a look at sitehoundsniffs asap!


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much for giving permission. You can see your linked header under All, Land/Sea/Skyscapes, Pets, Photography, Travel and the United Kingdom. If you could say something (preferably good) about here and there, I would greatly appreciate it.