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I Celebrate Beltane

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    My May Basket

    One first morning in May years ago I was sitting in my study getting school lunch money ready when someone pulled the door shut. Then I heard a knocking at the door. I opened it, no one was there. Hanging on the door knob was a red construction paper basket filled with fresh wood...
    datura datura 56-60, F 22 Responses May 1, 2009

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    My Solitary Beltane/May Day Ritual~

    On April 30 into May 1st we Pagan types celebrate Beltane. Beltane is a fire festival honoring the return of the earth’s fertile phase. Beltane is most usually celebrated around the fiery fingers of a robust merry bon fire and dancing beneath a colorful maypole. I have read...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 8 Responses May 1, 2012

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    It's hard to find people who forgo Christmas celebrations for the same reason as I do, too. It's not hard at all to find people who outright shun Christmas. I could make a fortune...
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    But my family does. It is a small annoyance I can tolerate until I move out. I don't celebrate Christmas or Easter or any other ancient superstition and I find the unbridled...
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    "The Winter Solstice is celebrated by many people around the world as the beginning of the return of the sun, and darkness turning into light. Solstices 'are a chance to still...
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    Be well... Be blessed...For whatever and whenever you choose to celebrate, may your traditions warm your heart and bring you peace and joy.Blessings to one and ALL this Holiday...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    But this year we're 'replacing' the turkey with a relative - a juicy rotisserie chicken! :) Around here it seems to be all about the mashed potatoes and cranberry jelly anyway...
    ZoeQuinn ZoeQuinn 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    watch this:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    Estoy fuera de tu vana rutina. oye Mira:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    When people talk about anarchy as a political system, it seems like maybe they forget the world we're living in. Without laws, there would be murders and rapes on a daily basis...
    bsthebenster bsthebenster 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!
    GhostInDaCloset GhostInDaCloset 13-15, M Nov 27

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    The 6th of december... it's there again. Sinterklaas has been running over rooftops, with his trusty companion black pete (heavily controversial figure, but he's still there... you...
    kwek kwek 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Second night tonight. Lit two candles on the hanukkiah.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    well I should, but I don't. :)
    sbenveniste sbenveniste 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    In Calcutta ,Christmas celebrations are mainly held in Park Street.The streets are illuminated and the restaurants are full.Park Street is now named after Mother Teresa .I happened...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Soft breezes,~Wind
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Very heartbroken and confused. My bf and I have been together for a year. He is 10 years older than me. Our relationship was a series of ups and downs. The first few months were...
    LD02 LD02 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    As an Iranian we celebrate the beginning of life which is during spring time. We display things with life and creating life, and that has the word sin ( a Persian letter) and the...
    monaroyalty monaroyalty 26-30, F 47 mins ago

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    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? Last Sunday morning I was flipping cable channels when I came across a program hosted by a preacher with a Southern accent (have you ever heard a...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I hate "Thanksgiving", ask a Native American why? Almost everyone in America celebrates that hypocrisy, minorities should be ashamed of themselves, especialIy blacks, who were...
    blad3runn3r blad3runn3r 31-35 Nov 27

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
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    Today is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic church. We celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. For those of you who don't know what that means, here is a...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 7 Responses Dec 8

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    I love Christmas... But I'm an atheist, so I, therefore, celebrate the family and love and giving and "Santa" aspect of it as opposed to the Jesus part. I get a lot of hate for...
    Brokentobits Brokentobits 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I normally just have a small sort of celebration with my family. I haven’t celebrated my birthday with my friends since my 9th birthday. It was the best birthday ever, too, so...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I suffer from amnesia. LT (long term, years) and TG (trans global, short). TG I can live with. LT I can't. Think about it. Years wiped clean. Changing your whole life. Go to bed...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    myheart28 myheart28 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 22

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    "A glimpse into the life of an Army Wife" I was pleasantly surprised this year when I put my boys on the baseball team off post. It was a much better program than the previous...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Dear readers, It's been over three months and I think you deserve some follow up. So here goes... Last July I moved out of the house I'd designed and built for my family. I was...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 16 Responses Nov 23

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    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Nov 24

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    Okay, I'm not real excited about how the Europeans ended up repaying the natives of the New World for saving their lives way back when, but I'm thankful that my needs are met. I'm...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 27

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    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 27

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