These are again the days of the Date of Rebirth and the New Beginning, the powerful Second Sacred Solstice is on its way and this weekend we have The Full Moon rising, and somewhat risky to wander around. Nevertheless, I was there outside again on an expedition ( yes I went outside, but not over 30 minutes ! ).
You might remember that last year about this time in December I was also outside freely and boldly going where noone has stepped before and made a temerarious attempt to approach that mysterious, secret, sacred ancient ritualic site that is intriguingly left unguarded exactly near the location where I spend lots of my time now and then anyway.
[ Finnish midsummer rituals ]
Well I witnessed something again.
The Finnish Midsummer Queen 29.11.2016 about 14:00 | art & photo © 2016 Tiina Hölli
Photographed in ancient Raasepori, in southwestern Finland
on November 29th, 2016 at about 14:00.
You can well imagine that all kinds of everythings crisscrossed in my mind when I suddenly was face to face with this. After the classic faint or run routine I embraced the pro approach to this pro(blem) - well heck, am I here that legendary art atelier critic or not ? Hence do I have a lot of valid experience how to deal with difficult situations or not ? well yes, that's what I thought, so immediately after recalling all this I braced myself and started to look at the phenomenon professionally, and what do you know - I quickly saw that pthweeeiii - how typical - a lot of hoowee doowee and frosting on the cake, but the essential is once again hiding and reveals itself only to the bravest of us all :
So there she was - the most delightful little thing inside that huge contraption ! All this majestic decoration to make an impact, I am sure, and it did a good job on me also let me tell you ...
But as I blinked it all vanished.
Yes that's what happened.
I do not remember who took the photo. I think it was me but how can I be sure. There was noone else around, sure, but ... something there left me lingering in my lonely thoughts ... For example, why do I not use my better camera as I have one ? Some Thing is ( obviously ) trying to guard The Ancient Secrets of The Finnish Midsummer Clan Rituals. Of course I knew this, and I was prepared to face some new obstacles also.
And of course I understand that I am not invisible, obviously, at least partially, and there were my footprints and traces I left all over the place last year that I went there, so they must have put up this for me as The Great Gate of Entering or Not, do you dare join us or not ? As you can see, they are there again by the lake still worshipping Midsummer Sun, while I am standing in snow up to my knees secretly watching their ceremonies ( well, no not really, let's say up to my ankles ) ( okay, it was only 5 cm ) (okay, this year there was in fact no snow at all, it was rather frost ... and I was there a fortnight beforehand ... well whatever but it was quite cold and even though the wind was not blowing at all I think the weather was quite brisk. Sort of )
I am monitoring the situation from my quarters for two weeks now but not seen anything like this since. I will report if anything occurs but I guess we will have to wait again for a whole year.
Finnish midsummer rituals pt. -2-
was originally written and published in A I R B O R N E by
© 2016 Tiina Hölli 15.12.2016 22:40
[ Finnish midsummer rituals ]
Being Nothing -
[ Conceptual ]
T i i n a H ö l l i
... says she
doesn't give a shit,
[ paskat nakkaa ]
but still thinks amazingly much about
and Being ...
... has some Knowledge
and / or vice versa.
[ Loves Immaterial ]
F . A . Q . : W T F
Tiina Hölli : - Lila -
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