Archive for October, 2006

Great Quote

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I heard this quote on NPR over the weekend. I can only paraphrase:

Trying to use words to describe an idea is like using lumber to make a tree.

That pretty much describes the limits of the written word, if not language.

I tried to find the source of the quote, but could not.

Magical Weekend

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I got to sleep in Saturday morning, something I really needed. I bought the rest of my outfit for the ritual Saturday night, then rendezvoused with Bill Blackburn to go to Andrew Light & Delise Weir’s combined 50th birthday parties in a lovely setting on Quail Hollow Road in Felton. The day was beautiful and afternoon ended with an outdoor sit down dinner. The food was very good, and the company even better. Many men I know came down for this party and the ritual in the evening. So, rather than being excited to be meeting new people, but (if the past is an indicator of the present) ultimately feeling isolated, I had lots of fun catching up with friends while still meeting new people. I did some line dancing and some square dancing, following the instructions provided.

Bill, Cary and I left, and I dropped them at different locations, then took a disco nap at the Compassion Flower Inn, the place I’m staying this week while Terry has family at his place.

Next stop: Cayuga Vault where the ritual for Terry’s 50th birthday was taking place. Many people were involved, and I had a small role calling North. It was an amazing ceremony celebrating Terry’s transition from Warrior to Sage that included family and friends.

From there most of the crowd moved on to Terry’s house for food, libation, and good company. I made my way to my bed around midnight.

Sunday morning I made it to Dance Church, leaving early to make it to Kim’s going-away ritual. Kim and Running Buffalo have fallen in love and Kim is leaving Santa Cruz to start a life with RB in Washington state.

Next and next door was Terry’s larger birthday celebration. More food and fun. I was done with parties by 6PM and headed back for an evening on my own.

I ate lots of wheat and dairy, but this Monday morning I feel good. A renewing and busy weekend to carry forward in my memories.