My family and I are back home after the Tejas Web Regional Dandelion Gathering, a lovely weekend of camping and circling with other Reclaiming Witches in the Texas Hill Country. We arrived a day later than planned, because this one woke up with a mysterious tail injury requiring X-rays and medication the morning we planned to leave town:
The last-minute change of plans was ungrounding and tiring for all of us. Life with children, jobs, and multiple four-leggeds to care for is complicated. But, once confident that our pup was on the mend and in good hands, at last! we drove out to Dandelion, set up camp under the live oaks and Ashe junipers, and settled in.
After weeks of rain and historic flooding in the Hill Country, the blue skies, dry breezes, and sunshine of this weekend were glorious.
As was the opportunity to hug old friends, meet new ones, and share magic, fire, meals, and conversation.
Products of the twig-weaving workshop for all ages that I led this weekend
Fires for love, justice, and liberation
The facilitator of our closing circle invited us to say what we would take from the weekend, once the circle was open. Song, was the word that came up first and loudest for me. But I also left with a sense of gratitude, grace, and connection. I’m so deeply grateful for ancestors of blood, for ancestors of the Reclaiming tradition, for the beauty of the land, for community, for the many tools and allies I have on the path.
And now, after the ecstatic drumming, the laundry.