Customs

It's good for the soul to be responsible for something or someone

"It's good for the soul to be responsible for something or someone. Like, when our Aboriginal boys have their initiation, they're circummsied and then given a stone - it's called a tjurunga - and on it is a special marking showing them what they need to look after in the Bush.  Could be a water-hole or a sacred cave, or maybe a plant or an animal. Whatever it is it is their responsibility to protect and care for it.

There used to be a human chain all the way across the Outback that had a responsibility to look after the necessitites. The system kept our tribes alive as they crossed the desert."

 

The Pearl Sister p357

Lucinda Riley

 

also:

“Remember that panic stifles your instincts and makes you blind.”

? Lucinda Riley, The Pearl Sister

and

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression" #migrantcrisis

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression"

Friends in high places...

Certainly have friends in high places today! Windsor Castle no less....

Penelope Keith investiture ceremony | Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

June 29th: Feast of St Peter and St Paul

June 28th: Feast of St Marcella

June 26th: Feast of Sts John and Paul. They were eunuchs in the household of the Empress Constantia

June 24th: It is the Feast of the Holy Fairies in the western Carpathian Mountains today

Pondering on Whitsun....

Yesterday was WhitSunday - I remember when Whit Monday was the May Bank Holiday.. and looked up when it changed and why.

According to Wikipedia it lasted a century....

Whit Monday was officially recognised as a bank holiday in 1871 but lost this status in 1971 when the Spring Bank Holiday was created.

I'd never been quite clear on the differences between Whitsun and Pentecost

 


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