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March 23rd, 2009


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05:03 pm - Busy life, lots to do. What's sleep?
Holy crap, I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. It's not lettin' up, and is (in fact) getting worse.

Yesterday was a great ritual, though I've got that usual sneaking suspicion that I oughtn't try new things at ritual, because sometimes when I do so, I can muck up a perfectly good rite without any help.

On the bright side, though, I got my first light sunburn of the year and I'm happier for it.

We both know we live in different orbits
Different islands different worlds
Though we really are the same
I'm just glad, glad we started talking
Finally realize no one is to blame


I'm working very hard to keep up on my email recently, and doing a fair job of it. Of course, I'm only going on about three or four days of "keeping up," so it's not really worth much.

I've been watching a lot of movies and TV shows in what little down-time I have. Maggie and I are currently in the middle of re-watching Firefly (Grr-Arg). I'm amazed that I have any free time at all, and I often feel like I'm wasting it, getting virtually nothing done when I should be getting craploads done in all cases. There's so much to do, and I just can't really prioritize as well as I used to be able to. I'm pretty sure that I'm neglecting nearly everything I need to do in favour of work.

I want to do what's right, I want to do what's fair


I sent my dad a copy of the HBO John Adams mini-series recently, and I hope he enjoys it. More to the point, I hope he got the DVD player he got last year hooked up to his TV.

Here's hoping that the ADF Clergy Training Program Third Circle will be approved soon. I need to try and get it sent out for wording and discussion on the Clergy Council, but dunno if I'll manage it tonight. . . too much to do, as usual. But, if we get it approved, it'll be the first time since the mid- to late-90's that ADF has had a program of study that could take someone from new member all the way through ordination as an ADF Priest.

This excites me immensely. Immensely.

Yeah with a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine
And I'm a chewin' on a honeysuckle vine

Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: "Tin Cup Chalice", -JB

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From:autumn_hearth
Date:March 25th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
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No mucking up from where I was standing. Loved the meditation, I found it very easy to get into, though this was helped by the fact that I was before dawn that morning cooking barley. The part that felt long was the actual "open the gates" and "close the gates" chanting but I think it was more that there were so many freakin voices in that circle, and people didn't start out slow and soft, than you taking time with the fire, well and tree. Despite that the opening and closing were definitely felt. Much more so than I've experienced with other rites. I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 25th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.

That's what people should say any time they see us in ritual. . . Dunno how often it happens, though ;)

It's the time-taking with the fire/well/tree that I'm not pleased with, actually. Seems that was the most out of place part of it, and everything else went swimmingly.

Another dawn goddess, Usas, and I get along famously, so it wasn't much of a stretch to talk about Eos, but discussing her as "daughter of night" was a bit of an oddity for me.
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From:autumn_hearth
Date:March 25th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I figured what you were doing with the fire, well and tree was traditional for you or Three Cranes, based on what I saw at Summerland which left us Black Bears in awe btw. But I couldn't hear every word either time, with all the chanting, so I wasn't aware of the differences, only that it did feel longer. You are certainly welcome.

I was telling my fiance yesterday that I would have liked to have seen you addressing the Outdwellers based on what I've read about your relationship with them and Eris. He said perhaps it was a conflict of interests. The woman who did it, had the right sentiment going on with hospitality but it felt awkward. The broken bottle might have had something to do with it ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 25th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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We do like the spinnin' :)

We've generally come to the conclusion that the person who does the Outdweller offering oughtn't do a part in the rest of the rite. . . I do them on occasion (I did that part at Yule, where I recited the story of Sigurðr and Fafnir), but not very often, since my role as Grove Priest tends to put me into ritual rather than outside of it.

I suspect that the broken bottle was more than enough to throw her off (and the blood! Oh, the blood!), but skarlett_syn has an even more intimate relationship than I do with Eris, I think, so she was really the best choice for this rite.
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From:autumn_hearth
Date:March 25th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
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"my role as Grove Priest tends to put me into ritual rather than outside of it"

Makes good sense.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 25th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.

I should also mention: "Thanks for that, it means a lot." Because, you know, it does.

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