February 1st, 2008
|10:26 am - A prayer for a new day, a new beginning, and a new dawn|
Our Grove has received good and promising omens for a long time now. The concept of a "new day" and "dawn" has come up several times recently, associated particularly (I think) with work (finding, improving, and learning new things) and new ventures.
As I begin something new in my own work life, I wrote this prayer for Usas last night:
Today dawns the last of all dawns that have been
And the first of all dawns that will be.
Clothed in light, she appears in the east
Awakening man and beasts and lighting the fires of sacrifice.
Beloved of heaven, Usas unveils the treasures hidden by darkness,
Distributing them to all the pious who make sacrifice.
Usas, you have awakened me to the last dawn and the first,
And though each glimpse of you wastes my life, it prolongs it yet again.
Bringer of wealth, breath of life, warder against evil:
Let this be the first of many days I greet in your blessed light.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: optimistic
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB
Thank you. The amount of time I spend staring at the dawn and reading about this goddess never seems wasted. Truly, she's a figure that one could fall in love with every morning, and with every memory.