It's June 1st and the Great Solar Wheel of the Yer is turned to the Summer Solstice. Named for the ancient goddess Juno, who represented the goddess of the State, Love, and most notable, the woman. Therefore, June is probably not a good month to pass a law to take away a woman woman's right to do what she wants with her body. But I really don't concern myself with these power struggles the world gives us. I may only have a few years left on this planet and want to see the beauty of being alive. The birds are singing outside my window, I have legs to walk, eyes to see, and ears to hear with. Still, I wonder about things that have happened historically on this first day of June. The day we use to celebrate hamadryads (female nature spirits who are believed to inhabit oak trees). It was called Festival of the Oak Nymph in times past. So hug an Oak Tree today, it will drive them mad.
IN 1638 on this day an earthquake rocked Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was the first time colonists in the New World had observed this phenomenon. Can you imagine the look on the natives faces as they watch the Pilgrims praying to a god they had never heard of? A goddess above the Oak Trees?
~~ Eso Terry