Thursday, March 21, 2019

Our First Spring Equinox Celebration!

We gathered on the west side of the common house,
 where garages will be built soon.
 It was the least muddy and flat place 
we found for the large group of us. 

Dick built a wonderful fire.

Some of us brought drums we had made ourselves,
 and there was a harmonica and a rain stick.

Val read three haiku about spring.

Val and John gave us a strong rhythm, with Buddy looking on.

 We enjoyed the fire for awhile.

Some of us wrote wishes onto paper
and threw them into the flames.

Then before dark,
we all filled two large planters (see supplies on left) 
with topsoil, compost, and flowers - 
tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and pansies. 

They'll grace our entrances to the common house.

 And then we roasted marshmallows
 around the fire to make some-mores. 

And basked in the light of the super moon, 
which came in and out of the clouds.

We sat for a long time, even though we were cold.
It felt good to sit there together
around the fire
with the moon

Happy Spring!

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully, it will be the first of MANY such gatherings! Thanks so much for recording it for posterity!