Celebrating the turn of the season with thoughts on harvests of all sorts, on the Writers’ Vineyard this month.
It seems a natural human impulse to mark the changing cycles of the year with festivals and rituals that reinforce our sense of belonging to these cycles, or our wish to master them, or both. Afraid of the growing dark? Create bonfires and light candles in every doorway; give wandering mischievous spirits sweet gifts to keep them moving on, away from us.
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