Seven Things About Me Award

This comes with thanks to David Cummins who has nominated me for the ‘Seven Things About Me Award’. My reaction to this was feeling flattered and pleasant surprise. I figured rather than writing seven things directly about myself that I would list seven books which have without doubt influenced my life or way of thinking from the time of reading them. If you are interested to know in what way they influenced me then I suggest that you read them yourself! So in no particular order, apart from separating fiction and non-fiction are seven books.

  1. Celtic Myths and Legends (particularly Irish and Welsh)
  2. Carmilla  by Sheridan Le Fanu (fiction)
  3. The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson (fiction)
  4. Living Druidry  by Emma Restall Orr  (non-fiction)
  5. Wolf Within  by  Shaun Ellis  (non-fiction)
  6. Further Along the Road Less Travelled  by  Scott Peck  (non-fiction)
  7. Metaphors We Live  by  Lakoff and Johnson (non-fiction)

And so, with no further ado are my nominees for the ‘Seven Things About Me Award’:

The Rules for the Award are:

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.

2. Share Seven Things about yourself.

3. Nominate other bloggers you think deserve the award, and post on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated.

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Lughnasadh: The Autumn Equinox

Lughnasadh

For the Celtic figure Lugh. He unites people with the land and is therefore illustrious during The Harvest festival, Lughnasadh.

Fruit is yield by trees
Sheaves of corn are cut in the breeze,
With many thanks to the Earth
For she gave her bounty birth.

This is the Earth’s sacrifice
That she performs without a cry,
And the Sun begins to wane
Yet remains faithful to the land.

Lugh in slain
Yet death has no claim,
Because into an eagle he transforms
So with a fawn he sees another dawn.

And now a lone stag looks into relentless skies
And watches as an eagle flies.
The warm sun, now turning cold
Sinks behind ancient hills,
Turning them to enchanting gold.

© Jenna Leanne Grabey 2012. All Rights Reserved.