Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Romantic Thoughts at Beltane



Beltane is such a romantic time of year. I fall in love again with all the world and with my partner most of all.

In all the ritual, activism and celebration, I like to put aside a time for thoughts of love, and for great love stories, as well.

Mal and Inara are one of my favorite couples. I love their strength, and I empathize with their flaws. (And let's be honest, I want her clothes).

I feel so lucky to be part of a path the celebrates love and the body as something beautiful and good.

If, like me, you crave unusual kinds of romance (where the women are strong, the men are good looking and the children are above average) then I recommend reading Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett. It's a Beltane story with a great many surprises. (For one thing, the Witches save the day....mostly). It also contains the little known secrets of The Other Morris Dance.

Blessings of the season to you and yours,

Sia

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3 comments:

Inanna said...

Happy Beltane, Sia!

My partner had the nerve to go out of town. Maybe I should watch "Firefly" episodes instead.

I adore Inara and Mal, too. I have this idea that someday Adonis and I are going to dress as them for a costume party.

beweaver said...

Ah firefly. Those two, would have liked to see them get it together...

Sia said...

Personally, I think that they found each other in the end.

Blessings of the season to you both :-)

Sia