Happy New Year!

Today is Samhain (Hallowe’en) the greatest holiday of my Tradition. It is a day for celebrating many things and all things. I had great intentions for a blog post today, but I’m finding myself incapable of finding the words to describe my feelings about Hallowe’en. It’s so much more than tricks or treats. It’s a day to honor all life, in all facets. It’s a day to celebrate the things that have passed, and the things yet to be seen in the future. It is a day of the dead, and a day of the living, a time when both co-exist in harmony and balance.

The year has come to an end and a beginning and we are blessed to rejoice in both. We find ourselves closer to those who’ve passed before us, our thanks  a little more intimate. Today is a collision of celebrations that, at least for us, has lasted several weeks. We are tired, and refreshed, we are settled and excited. We spent the weekend looking back and looking forward, giving thanks for the opportunity to do both.

We’ve had fun, we’ve had merriment, good food, good drink, good times. We’re at peace and that’s most important.
And it was, as predicted, one of the best Samhain celebrations yet.



  1. MDM said,

    October 31, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Happy new year!


    Melanie Dawn

  2. timethief said,

    October 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Happy New Year!

  3. October 31, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    […] The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year“. […]

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