When I first moved to Media, I had a two-year old and quickly discovered I had another one on the way. I also landed into a community of kind, fun, like-minded friends. We gathered so that our kids could play, and let’s face it…so we all, moms and dads, could talk with others in this growing group of people. It felt like home here.
We also gathered to witness the seasons passing.
We primarily gathered not in the way that so many in our culture gather, i.e. at religious holidays (although we did some of that as well.) We gathered at the turning of the solstice and equinox, as an excuse to be outside (or inside) together, create rituals, light fires, and recognize the movement of the seasons through the year. These celebrations became so large and cumbersome, we eventually stopped having them because we didn’t have access to a space large enough. The gatherings died on the vine.
I missed that part of Media for some time, and then the gatherings started to happen again. Not the same people…others. Not the same celebration, but new ones. But the connection that runs through everyone present is the celebration of change; that once again the earth presents us with renewal and challenge. We have the option to just flow through these changes without honoring them, but why not stop? Why not reflect? Why not do both with your friends?
The equinox passes this week and to honor this Transition Town Media will stop and reflect with friends and family on Sunday, March 24 at 3 pm. There will be music and time for reflection to honor this passage from winter to spring, from rest to rebirth, from dark to light. We hope you will join us.