No amazingly brilliant subjects to cover this week. Of course,m after being up late Friday night/Saturday morning getting one of my Clergy Training Program courses written before the deadline, I’m not really in a mood to type much now. >8) I cancelled the Brídeog because only one person signed up for it. I’m at least heartened that a lot of people told me they wanted to take part but that there were scheduling conflicts, so at least there’s not a complete lack of interest in continuing this tradition. Hopefully we’ll pick a better date for next year, and maybe this will give us a chance to re-examine the Brídeog and see if we can make it better serve our community. Not that I personally have any problem with it, but when we’ve been doing something the same way for ten years, we should at least be asking ourselves if we need to do something different.
I just got back from watching thr Super Bowl with Gen’s family, and I continue to think that this is as close to a Roman civic ritual as our culture currently has. The eyes of the world upon it, the color guard and fighter jet flyover, the President calling the winner on the phone… I wonder, if the ancient Romans had lasted long enough to have televisions and communications satellites, would they all be holding huge parties in their households to watch the big chariot race?
Anyway, I’ll have something longer and more inspirational for this blog next week.
Rev. Rob Henderson
Senior Druid, Shining Lakes Grove, ADF
PS – If you’re in the area, don’t forget that our Imbolc rite is next Saturday! Yes, everyone is welcome to attend, and if you’re reading this, you are by definition a part of “everyone”. As always, check http://www.shininglakes.bravehost.com/schedule.html for our full schedule, and click on the location of any event to get directions.