Time to put out the fire and let the Beltane flames fly high! Crown the Summer King and caper with the Green Man. Time to pasture the animals and face toward summer. Admire the blooms, consider the blossoms and watch the bursting buds. Put away the cold and welcome in the warm. The long and lazy Easter weekend is past: now is the time to fly and look to the sky; for the martins and swifts are coming home to start their aerial ballet over the fields.
The eggs were found, the bunny was chased and I observed it all from above, wanting to join in but tethered to these walls. Now I am waiting for the festival of fire and watching to see how many of you remember to look to the past before turning once again to your future. Bring me a flower and I will dance. Watch the petals as they move with the change in the air as I remember the dance of the men with the tight britches, bells, scarves and sticks.
Beltane brings burgers made from local meat and beer through breweries in Norfolk. Wednesday feasts for the frugal with time to whisper to loved ones as the sun continues to lengthen the shadows until they reach the velvet serenity of darkness. Return to my Dragon and linger within his walls when night sends her chill and silver light to try to chase you home.