today is michaelmas, the feast of saint michael. a festival welcoming autumn and celebrating the harvest season, as well as the 'slaying of dragons'...as we turn inward for the coming winter. a celebration of courage, steadfastness and hope. a time of change where the outside light fades and the inner light must be stoked and kept burning for the long cold days and nights ahead. it is a time to partake in the bounty of harvest. and yet a time to also prepare and store all that will be needed until the next spring. a season for turning our focus inward and finding our own strength and power within...
saint george and the dragon
i give to you a cape of light
to give you courage, strength and might.
you have polished your sword so strong, so bright
use it only for the right.
maya in her special golden cape and crown
yours in celebration of this special autumn festival,