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Heartwings Love Notes 976 Festival of Rebirth

By: Tasha Halpert

http://www.heartwingsandfriends.com.

Heartwings says: “Spring brings festivals of rebirth.”

As I look around my home, I see the dust and disarray that has gathered during the low light of the winter months. After all, if you can’t see it you can’t very well clean it. And to be sure, during the cold weather, I move more slowly and sleep later, which means there are less daylight hours to get things like cleaning done. This is the downside to the longer light hours of spring: the revelation of my tasks that lie ahead. However, I am much better off than the homemakers of previous centuries. 

Spring house cleaning in years gone by was quite a chore. Homes were lit by fires, and later by coal furnaces. The smoke from the heat source would permeate the home, adhering to everything from floors to walls to curtains and more. I feel fortunate that I don’t need to beat my rugs as they hang on the clothesline, wash the walls and floors with harsh soap and water carried in buckets from the pump, take down the drapes and curtains and shake them, and more.

As it does for our homes, spring cleaning for the planet comes once a year. The earth too needs to do a rebirth and refresh. In addition to the spring winds and rains that arrive to do visible and actual cleanup, there are festivals in many cultures that have arisen to symbolize the renewal that comes at this time. The Internet is a great source for these celebrations. They include Holi in India, Cherry blossom festivals in Japan, Tulip festivals in Holland and many more. 

There are also many familiar rituals associated with spring celebrations: the wearing of new clothes, attendance at sacred and/or religious services and ceremonies, gifts that are said to be brought by the Easter Bunny, the hunt for Easter eggs, and traditional family gatherings where certain foods are served. Easter is the name many in the USA associate with our spring festival. It is a joyous opportunity to honor the beauty together with the new life that emerges as we celebrate the festival of rebirth embodied in spring.

May your Spring celebrations be filled with joy and happy occasions.

Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert 

PS How do you celebrate the season? For some it is a religious holiday, others celebrate in secular ways. Most do celebrate spring one way or another. I am so happy when readers share their thoughts and experiences, thanks for doing so to tashahal@aol.com.

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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