I know we already have a myth for why the sunrise is so colorful, but I choose to believe this as well: When the sun rises, and the uncreated lays bleeding on the horizon, broken and defeated by the Son of Nut, Ra and His daughter move into the sky, and She dances. She touches … Continue reading
This is what you will be, if you do not stop or hesitate. Kneeling before the shrine, I am yet again apologizing for my long absence. And yet again, They take me back without reproach. Our talks are not without gentle admonishment - not for my failings, but for the shame and guilt I carry … Continue reading Slow balance.
Yesterday we celebrated the Day of Wetting the Head before Netjer with a series of wonderfully effective herbal baths, followed by lunch. Then my least favorite part - saying goodbye, and coming home. It's hard for me to leave Retreat. There are so many things floating around my head from discussions an experiences during the … Continue reading Home again.
An old sun rises, breaking over the buildings and reinventing the landscape - repainting the buildings that sprawl and strut along the sidewalk. The new sun stirs, a rumbling tumult of dreams and confusion tangled in the old sun’s rays. What the dawn touches is glazed in amber, copper, gold, mead and honey, sweeter and … Continue reading Sunrise
This is my favorite season of the year, the season before the flood. When the air is humid, and the sun is hot, and you can feel Ra's fierce blaze on your skin even as He rises. I love the heat and the sticky humidity, the sense of anticipation building around me, like the Earth … Continue reading Shomu.
Written as part of a "Word a Day" prompt at the House of Netjer forums. sunlight scatters wide beetle strings the days along greetings, Kheperi
When you wake quietly (Very quietly, mind you, with all the rush of the still wind passing over a night-bird's wings) and step outside at dawn, you can hear the song of Ra as He ascends into the sky; you can feel the play of His rays on your skin chiming like music as they … Continue reading Matine