Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Last Year

I am preparing for a needfire. As I write this blog I am looking out at a beautiful day that will end around midnight...as days typically do.
A needfire as I understand it, is an old celtic tradition. Neighbors that have not seen each other during the hardship of winter make a fire that is visible so that they know all is well. I remember last February when I lived on Deming. We parked my truck from Novembeer to March as Chevy S-10s do not do well in sleet, ice, or even mud. The forecast for the 1st and 2nd is for that sort of weather. I am hoping that the folks I have invited from far away will be able to make it to my needfire celebration. But if not, I am hoping they will make a symbolic needfire.

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