I just wrote the following to a friend who’s coming out of a funk, and it seemed like a good note on which to start blogging again. I may have blogged about this superstition/tradition before.
I must share a homemade superstition that Zak and I have been observing since before we were dating, when we were just friends. On the vernal and autumnal equinoxes (like tomorrow!), we have a party, or if a party isn’t practical, we go out for a nice meal, and think about the coming seasons. It’s important to do something a little special, a little indulgent; tomorrow we’re picking up our roommate from school and taking her out to lunch at a good burger place with MILKSHAKES. The idea is that it will ensure good luck in love and life for the coming two seasons. (Clearly the marital strife that Zak and I had recently, and the deep and horrible funk we were both in, is a result of not celebrating the autumnal equinox.)
I find that when we take the time to remember and mark the passing and upcoming seasons like this, it really does help us sort our heads out about what we want in our lives in the coming months, and to head forward with optimism. Celebrate tomorrow, if you can. Hopefully our homemade magic will serve you well.
I hope you all have a wonderful spring!