Ok, so it has been very cold here in Tennessee. It is not to say it doesn’t get cold here, but our usual time is January/February—-It is November! That said the weather definitely gets you in the mood for Thanksgiving and soon Christmas. I haven’t been blogging a lot these days, as school has been quite busy and by the time I get back…well…let’s just say my mind is not able to communicate to anyone let alone put 2 words together. BUT today is different. Performances are done! I was very stressed out about that and today I am with my hubby just chillin’ watching cooking channel and having a Zen morning.
I also know i haven’t been blogging about The Bene Lumen Chronicles: Samhain School of Ancient Knowledge, so please find below a scene from the book regarding Christmas time (yah yah I know it is Thanksgiving time, but I liked this part…so I am giving ye all a pre-Christmas time feel):
At least now it was Christmas time, and like every other Christmas season since the time of Merlin it snowed on Samhain leaving the island covered in white and everyone generally in a good mood. Merlin thought Christmas wasn’t Christmas unless there was pure white snow covering the ground. Long ago he had made an easy peace with the Christian religion, which he slowly saw replace his own beliefs in his own land, and even learned to enjoy some of their rituals and holidays, especially Christmas. Christmas in Merlin’s opinion was a time in which humanity almost achieved grace, and anyone who inspired that sort of behavior in humanity was worthy of respect. For the students of Samhain they had a three-week winter break during this time of year.
Most of the students left the island for home to be with friends and family during this time. All that remained of the student body and the rest of those who lived on Samhain were some of the cooks and cleaners, most of the teachers, who had come to think of Samhain as their home, Headmaster Fergus, and a few of the students, including Liam, Kieran and Selena, whose parents or guardians were too busy to celebrate the season, and those who, for all intents and purposes, didn’t have a home. Walking from Morgana House to CuChulainn Liam was awed by the serene beauty, which the snow seemed to give the landscape. It covered the roofs of the buildings, leaves on the trees, bushes, and most of the ground giving the whole place an almost magical feel and look, which was a difficult effect considering this was a mist Isle. He felt like he was in a snow globe that had just been thoroughly shaken and had its fake snow dispersed through the watery scene. Getting to CuChulainn House he entered then walked into the common room, which was decorated with lush green wreaths, red bows, and white lights, where he saw Selena and Kieran sitting together on a leather sofa in front of a roaring fire.