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blogathon: post #1000!

this post marks ID#1000 on my site. dear web site, let me take this opportunity to thank you.

  1. you’ve taught me so much! i don’t even know where to begin. just today i learned about a new quirk in wordpress. (if you post lots of posts, some entries can accidentally get stuck in a sort of draft mode limbo that looks like a real post but isn’t)
  2. if i ever had doubts that there was something i couldn’t write – you’ve dispersed them, the way a lieutenant disperses a soldier’s doubts. especially with this crazy blogathon. you just do it. period.
  3. and the people i’ve met. the other day i wanted to put together a list of people who had linked to me in the last six months. after a while i had to give up, the list is just too long. i would have never, never met all these people without you, dear site.
  4. you’ve helped me really move into the internet, which is a world in its own. i don’t “use” the internet. i dwell in it; you have made me a true netizen.
  5. you haven’t helped me make as much money as i hoped. but you are beginning to show me that maybe it’s not about money. maybe i’m part of a bunch of people (a BIG bunch of people) who are starting to work on a moneyless economy
  6. did i mention the people i’ve met?
    1. canadian mental health association

      this is an entry for my participation in the 2008 blogathon, a 24-hour marathon of blogging. please support the cause and donate – however much, however little – to the canadian mental health association (vancouver/burnaby branch). to donate, email me or use this URL: www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=d2252. you should be able to get there by clicking the link; if not, just copy and paste the link into your browser. it will take you to the appropriate location at canada helps.

      thank you for visiting, reading, commenting and, if you can, donating!

frozen pea post: a beltane blessing

flowers for beltaneyesterday was beltane, one of the two most important holidays in pagan traditions.just as hallowe’en marks the time when we slip into the darkness of winter, on beltane we celebrate opening the door to the joys and exuberance of summer.

i’d like to dedicate this beltane to all women with breast cancer.

i imagine an end to the wintery weariness that comes with chemotherapy, radiation and all the other medical procedures – and the blossoming of fresh energy, ebullient laughter, and renewed pleasures in your bodies.

let’s have a handfasting between your bodies and the flaming red, bursting energy of tulips, the sparkling green of the new grass, the elegant white of plum blossoms!

come, let’s hold hands and jump over the beltane fire together, leaving behind pain and the cold grip of fear!

beltane is about fertility. the fertility of sisterhood, holding each other, holding on to each other, holding each other up, growing in our circle much more than what we can create each one by ourselves.

(this is another frozen pea friday post, in support of the breast cancer recovery and work of susan reynolds and those she inspires to help end breast cancer. ***** image by stephie)