I'm not sure why, but October is my favorite month. It makes me feel melancholy, but hopeful, like magic could really happen if I believed hard enough. My goal is to believe hard enough.
It's windy tonight, the wild hunt is riding through the tattered clouds and I can see through the window of my computer room that the mulberry trees are starting to change. I think they are so lovely when they are gold against the New Mexico blue sky.
I'm writing a paper on the Sutton Hoo ship burial, so my head's in the past right now, wondering wondering about who was buried there, with his ship and his weapons. Traditional wisdom states that it is Redwald's tomb, but with no body and nothing to prove it beyond two spoons marked Saulos and Paulos (supposedly a gift on the occasion of his conversion) I remain unconvinced. Really, maybe this type of spoon was a traditional gift for someone who converted from Paganism to Christianity. And hey, what about this so-called conversion? He was buried in his ship, with all of his stuff. Legend has it that his wife was unhappy about the conversion and that he ended up with twin altars, a Pagan one and a Christian one, next to each other. I think he was hedging his bets.
Need to get back to work on it now, and also paint three presentation boards for the film project Tree and Rick and I are trying to get off the ground.
My website is updated, http://www.faeriechilde.com/, and I hope it will get me some work. Please take a look when you have time...