Oh, I've Been Out In The Woods All Day...
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Well, actually, a long weekend... Sapphire Spirit picked me up around 4:30 on Thursday afternoon, and we went to Splendor Hollow for SerpentStone Litha Gathering. Had an absolutely stunningly wonderful time, but I still had to watch my energy levels and take more naps than I'd like... it also threw my daily schedule way out of whack.
Good news -- I ate almost no meat over the weekend, lots of starch (which is OK on my diet), some salad... with all the walking I had to do and all the good vibes and love and all, I should have lost weight, but didn't lose a single pound. I also intentionally did not take my pipes with me, and so have not smoked since Wednesday. Played a lot of music, did a lot of heralding, and perhaps for the first time (at least I can't remember another) went to Opening, Main, and Closing Rituals at the same Gathering.
I also learned that one of my closest friends in my Family... well... up until a couple months ago, I thought I met her in 2001. Then I remembered meeting her (and/or her partner, Lord Amergyn) in both 1996 and 1997. Well, this weekend, we remembered that I knew her FORMER husband, and had met her in either 1992 or 1993 at Ohio Valley Filk Festival in Columbus, OH (aka OVFF).
I mentioned this to another of my good friends in our Family, and he stated that this kind of thing happens all over the place. He has known some members of the Family for perhaps as much as 10 years longer than he has even considered himself Pagan (which is quite a long while, he is one of the most deeply knowledgeable people I know in the Craft).
Oh well. Rambling too much again. Will talk more later.