When spring hides her face, disappearing behind veils of rain, I create altars.
Not altars in the religious sense, but rather altars in homage to nature, and the seasons.
This is the definition I give in my book, ‘A Cup of Sunlight’:
‘An altar is a collection of objects that serve as a focus for spiritual awareness.’
This one helps me to gaze into the eye of spring,
to lose myself in its greening energy. I remember the force that drives through all living things in this season, and the impulse to growth, change and transformation that is so strong now.
A green candle, the water of life, and the sweet scents of freesias and hyacinths make another altar on yet another day when the rain and wind fly through the air.
My altars make me smile, and help me to hold faith with the knowledge that spring really is here, even when the cold blasts outside would have me fooled.