December 21, 2011
Today was the Feast of Bast Guards the Two Lands, the last of the Ten Days of Joy. My housemate and I are celebrating the Feast part this weekend, when I’ll be home and can roast the duck, but tonight I offered shrimp tempura sushi at dinner and then, during Senut, Belgian chocolate mousse cake.
Today’s joy was that moment, waiting in darkness in front of the shrine before lighting the candle and beginning the rite, when I felt that silent shift of Presence, that certainty, the answer echoing back from out of the night: I am here.
Dua Bast, Eye of Ra, Mistress of Joy! In darkness and light, in song and silence, You are always by our side. May You bless us with love and protection through the winter and always. Nekhtet!