Monthly Archives: October 2018

Entering the Dark Season

Each year we share this meditation poem written by Twinkle in 2013.

May we find comfort in the warm embrace of the dark season.

The Dark Season

We are at the threshold of the Seasons, 

the doorway to the Year, 

when the Veil is thin, 

and time passes amorphously.  

 

We turn inward as the Darkness beckons us.  

We welcome the warmth of the fire, 

contemplating the mysteries of the Unseen.  

 

We honor the soft ache in our hearts 

for those we have lost: 

the people, 

the dreams.  

 

And we rest.  

For rest we must, to heal.  

 

This is the cycle of death and rebirth; 

release and renewal.  

We cherish this time 

as the lessons it offers 

penetrate our knowing.  

 

May we breathe in wisdom 

and breathe out patience.

by: Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning

October 23rd, 2013

For original art post + Audio, click the link below.

The Dark Season

Thank you!!

We are deeply grateful to all our family and friends who joined us for our engagement party!! It was so wonderful to celebrate our happiness with you and to see such happiness reflected back to us by each of you. Love 💫❤️🎶🙏🏼

October 13th, 2018. Thank you to all our friends and family celebrating with us near and far. We love you!

Posted by Marie Gerstel Manning on Monday, October 15, 2018

 

Lancey Street Celebration October 31st, 2018

🎃 As many of you, our family and friends, already know:
We host a Halloween Party every October 31st.

🎃 There will be dancing…trick-or-treating….ghost stories…magick!

Join us!!

🎃 Arrive at Twinkle’s Place place when you are ready to celebrate!!
There will be groups going out to Trick-or-Treat (led by Ed and other Lancey Street Adults)  While Twinkle remains here to welcome costumed guests, give out treats, and keep the magick and music going.


…….Samhain celebration to follow:

Join us as we explore our UU 7th Principle and Pagan Path in connection with the sixth source we draw our Unitarian Universalist faith from.

Please bring photos or symbols of your dead loved ones to place on our altar. And a list of names you wish to call into our circle from through the Veil.

thin veil photo credit

September 12th – October 4th, every year, like clockwork

My mother’s birthday is today,

…would have been today.

October 4th.

She would have been 69.

She died 10 years ago;

her Body releasing its last exhale in the wee hours of September 12th. She was 58.

Her death-day marks the beginning of what is typically a difficult series of weeks for our family; September also holding the anniversaries of my brother’s death, and the would-be birthday of my father who died almost two decades ago now.

Of course, the dark season has grown accustomed to stretching out, often initiating Its appearance before August’s end and extending its visit through, and then past, Samhain.

This year was lighter than many.

Still, their absence is present.