About a year ago the element of fire became very important to me. I created a traveling altar that was decorated in fiery colors and had some quotes and words about transformation in it. I was taking it to NM with me when I went at Christmas time to support me through some rough grieving times. I brought it in to show Rev Jan. She lent me a very special small wooden chalice that fit the theme perfectly, that a dear friend of hers made for her. When the grieving gets hard I hold that chalice over my heart. It is that chalice that is the centerpiece of my circle.
Project Note: Recently some of our members joined a Norwich Historical Society-led effort to have community folks make small paintings on circles to be displayed as a mural at Dan & Whit’s, answering these questions:
What brings you hope during this time?
What are you grateful for right now?
Who or what’s in your circle?