May 14, 2011

Lilac offering

Posted in Festivals at 5:11 am by


Last weekend, for the Beautiful Feast of the Valley, a friend and I went to the Willowbrook Arboreteum’s lilac grove, where we left an offering of cinnamon-almond cookies and cool water for the Akhu, our beloved dead. It was a sublimely gorgeous day of bright sun, cool shade, and everywhere the flowers of May in bloom: dogwood, evening primrose, spring beauty, Virginia bluebells, tulips, the very first opening blooms on the cascades of wisteria, and many more, all lifting our hearts in quiet joy.

It’s been a difficult couple of months, but I feel as though things are finally getting back on track for me again. So I give thanks to the Akhu, who have been here before, and to the beautiful Gods, who watch over us always. And thank you to all who have been following along, for your patience, for your presence, for your good thoughts and prayers.

Sweetness of lilacs for you, O my Akhu, and sweetness for the Gods, and may there be sweetness for all those I love.



  1. Iwa'at said,

    May 15, 2011 at 8:38 am

    that was just beautiful Shefyt, :). i think the Akhu more than appreciated your lovely offerings in such a beautiful place.

  2. helms said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Doing the offering in the Arboretum was a beautiful idea!

    I put a big bunch of our dark purple lilacs on my shrine the other day, and offered them to Bast- they had such a rich perfume and looked so beautiful.

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