Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Thoughts on Fire and Ice

The month of February brings back memories of a frozen butt and the first meeting of the man that would become my husband.  I was seventeen and I was approached by his sister.  She asked if I wanted to go out with him at the dance following the basketball game.  He was a senior but also worked hard on his family dairy.  The winter that bit my butt was the following year 1979.  I had longjohns on but I leaned against the cold cement block dairy barn  wall.  My butt went numb so I knew not to remove it from the wall!  I was leaning against the wall while my boyfriend milked his cows.  Luckily it now longer bothers me.   Frostbite is permanent, or so I thought- I guess I have dressed warmly enough not to notice. This weather here today in Ny reminds me of my frosted butt.

Because of the years that I intensely went to Mass, February makes me think of the Blessing of the Throats, (St Blaze) and Candlemass(Fire) Feb 2- blessing of the candles.  There is also St Brigit Feb 1.  She is a saint who is popular with non Christians as well...(Imbolc pagan festival is the same date as her feast.)  Some say she is a christianized goddess.  I think that is remarkable that she belongs to everybody.  Candlemas is the half-way point of winter.    It also commemorates Jesus being brought to the temple as a little babe to be consecrated.

Darn, I forgot to put the milking machines in this sketch!

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