mardi gras

mardi gras

The last festival of the old year. We celebrate with the very best of our best in abandon. Fasnachts, pączkis, malasadas, blynai, laskiaispulla, vastlakukkel, fastlagsbulle, semla, faworki, blini, pancakes, sausage, pea soup, salted pork and peas. For it’s tomorrow the pierced, dismembered, scattered and buried body of the new god …the living gift of the old; begins […]

bem vindo a carnaval –

bem vindo a carnaval –

From its home on an ancient rocky hill just northeast of Kardzhali, Bulgaria, down through some seven-thousand years to its present exile – a balneario in southeastern Brasil – we all share in one of humanities greatest, most ancient and most potent celebrations, Carnaval. It’s the subterranean chaos of the underworld that provides us power for […]

Martisor

Martisor

There is winter and there is summer. Two extremes joined together on one side with a season of ripened bounty and harvest. The gathering up and storing of life’s wealth to nurture and care for us through the cold and hostile world of darkness. The one we see so often as an end. But today […]

Dragobete

Dragobete

The sun will soon crest the equator on it’s annual journey north and today the birds will begin their nests, trees prepare to bloom and nature wake from a long winters sleep. A season of tenderness and new growth. Sleep with basil under your pillow and give your loved ones your attention and presence. In […]

Vasant Panchami – वसंत पंचमी

Vasant Panchami – वसंत पंचमी

Nature at it’s best, sheds itself of lethargy and ignorance to chart a new years course. Bursting yellow fields and happiness light as air. We wish you friends as solid as diamonds and success as bright as gold as we welcome the spring season and Saraswati’s light of hope and peace    

Spring Festival – 春節快樂

Spring Festival – 春節快樂

As the ‘Earth Pig’ enters the scene with its extremely kind and thoughtful nature, remember they are also happy, sensible, realistic, energetic and enthusiastic. Combined with with their easy-going and co-operative social nature, they make the perfect representative for the wealth and fortune in the year ahead. Whether you are rejoining family to feast the […]

Heads  up

Heads up

Once again, just 2 days away from posting this years list of participants, we’re taking a couple of minutes to stick our heads up from all the data sheets, calendars, text blocking, postal addressing standards and documents to let give everyone a bit of a heads up about what’s going on. Needless to say, we’ve […]

Merry Christmas – to one and all

Merry Christmas – to one and all

“I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”    Taylor Caldwell

Bodhi  बोधि

Bodhi बोधि

May this day awaken you to the essence of your true nature, lead you to fully embrace your daily life and express it as compassion.  Happy Bodhi Day!

St. Nicholas of Winter

St. Nicholas of Winter

As the days grow shorter and dark of winter closes around us, it’s time to leave the year and it’s troubles behind us as we remove our boots and set them by the door.   Another year passed, to be rewarded as we lived it — be it coin, rod or black lump of coal. We […]

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

At this time of year, may lighting these lights express our thanks and praise for the miracles, wonders and salvations we have been given.

Mawlid an-Nabī

Mawlid an-Nabī

O Allah, send your blessings and peace on the light which manifested in this month.  

message in a bottle

message in a bottle

  It’s that time of year again, a new site, new messages, new friends and a new season to prepare for the 2019 version of incowrimo. One week from now, the 2019 site will be up and you can begin your trek towards your own personal month of handwritten letters every day. Not only that, […]

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year and best of wishes one and all. May you find peace in your heart, health in your life and cheer amongst those who are close to you.  May your blessings be shared and your troubles halved, and may you find courage, strength and laughter in the months ahead. If this post is […]