Beltaine is a time of celebration…when folks light their candles, dance around the fires and celebrate new life. I love that, it is important because this is also a time of passing for the new ones and even the old ones. Springtime, a joyous and beautiful season that is tinged with death.
It is that beauty and that heady scent of new flowers that will mask the loss of nature’s little ones. The little ones that pass from this world before they even really got a start. That’s how it is though and although there is mourning for those we lost, there is celebration and joy and so much beauty, our hearts can hardly contain it. Besides, there is important work to be done to care for those who did make it, the young ones growing like weeds, the ones who stayed.