Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Welcoming the ancestors

I bought 2 dozen long-stemmed red roses for a holiday brunch. They were beautiful (though like most store-bought flowers, they have no scent). Even though they were starting to wilt, the color was still amazing, so last week I sprinkled the petals around the sidewalk and porch near our front door. Stephanie Rose Bird says in Four Seasons of Mojo that strewing flowers on the path to your door “welcomes the ancestors and with them good luck.”

Yesterday, I received a very unexpected royalty check. Coincidence? Well, yeah, probably. But the petals look lovely and I hope the ancestors feel welcomed.

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