Is It the Time of Year?
Is it the time of year?
While other months are named for Gods, and mortals who considered themselves gods, February has a very different meaning. It comes from the Latin Februaris, which translates as the month of sacrifice, specifically expiatory sacrifice; the sacrifice of atonement.
I'm seeing a lot of sacrifice in Blogland, and in real life too. Everyone seems to be going through a rough patch, losing things that are important to them. Health, jobs, friends, marriages, sex drives, inspiration (and the least of all – manuscripts, ahem.)
The heart of winter, February takes -- usually without asking.
Doany of you see this too?
Maybe there’s a way to switch out Isaac for the ram, so to speak?
What is in your life right now that is on the sacrificial altar? What would you place there instead?
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