When it's dark in the morning it leaves you plenty of time for reflection. I stubbornly continue to enjoy my morning cup of coffee in the sun room. It is heated, so it's cosy, even though I'm sitting in the dark, surrounded by barely polite, and heat-loving, light-loving plants. They've all mutinied, and decided to go on a no-grow strike. Like the bears, they keep barely alive.
Who was Persephone?
Persephone was blessed with a powerful mom, Demeter, who was in charge of the weather. She was pretty upset about her daughter's fate, and brought in some heavy guns to negotiate a meeting with horrible Hades. Through arbitration they agreed if Persephone said she wanted to stay as Mrs Hades they'd accept that. Everyone knew she loved the sun, so it seemed like she’d finally be back. But evil Hades had a trick up his sleeve. Persephone tasted some of his magic pomegranate seeds ( how he grew those trees in the darkness beats me) and said she wanted to stay with him.
To say there was huge dissension about this is an understatement. Rioting in the streets didn’t even cover the uproar.Remarkable similarity to some of today’s events! Finally, Zeus, the most powerful god, decided the only way forward was to have Persephone live for six months with her hubby in the underworld, and for six months she could hang out with her mom.
When a woman’s in charge
Spring and summer you know dear Persephone is in the world we know. Autumn and winter, she’s gone! And now we are all used to these symbols of birth and rebirth on earth, especially the gardeners and farmers...
After these early morning thoughts I walked back into the kitchen, and suddenly something caught my eye that instantly brightened the day! There, on the counter right next to the Keurig coffee maker was a very special present from a sweet friend. My Dearly Beloved uses it every morning when he makes his oatmeal breakfast.
Talent from New Mexico
She sent me two sizes, plus the beautiful oven grip you see here. It works wonderfully, and those cloth bowls are just the best way to avoid getting your hands scalded when you're handling bowls in the microwave!
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