Today is Winter Solstice! Now is a great time to lend your greatest intention to your priorities! Perhaps the qualities you have been perceiving as “bad” are simply flowers needing sustenance to bloom into amazing assets! Come out of your closet of self doubt and shame let the sun’s rays illuminate your heart! Visualize the rays streaming into your heart and then rebounding back into the world! Be proud! Shine on!
Many thanks to the Cosmic Tribe Tarot for some of the words expressed in the above paragraph. I find this divination tool to be very inspiring and used much of its wisdom in last night’s ritual at the Comfort & Joy Winter Solstice party. I don’t have the book with me right now, so I typed from memory. I had the most amazing time last night because not only did I get to perform an opening blessing ritual with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I also got to be back up girl for Rio’s dominatrix “Policy of Truth” number and I performed Book of Love’s “Flower in My Hand” complete with bubblegum pink dress, curly blond ponytails and lots of flowers (lilies if you must know). The crowd was so appreciative and full of kind and tenderhearted sweetness. It’s been my privilege to work with Comfort & Joy for their fundraising events (even though I’ve never been to Burning Man) and I find them to be a stalwart group of fun frolicsome freaks! They take their good times seriously! Who knows, maybe they’ll get me to go to a burn one day, but I dunno.
I must say that before this event I had yet to meet the Sisters that I got to work with and just to soak up their radiance was a blessing! Those girls know how to trick out some drag! They must have caboodles full of little gems and things to spirit gum on their faces, because, dear reader, words do not do justice to how scintillating they sparkled in pearls, gems and stones! They were adorned in fabulous fabrics and lovely rings, necklaces and magical woo! But I make much ado about something that is quite regular about the Sisters. Fabulosity is a way of life for them!
I was very proud of my sisterbrother for bringing the dominatrix drag as she whipped, tied, gagged with an American flag hankie, paddled and otherwise tormented a performer (Hi, Lance!) dressed as George Bush (the rubber mask was truly frightening)! Rio looked like a combo of Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill and Veronica Lake meets Barbarella! I hope to have pictures soon!
And a kind faerie told me last night that they filmed my flowerful performance, so when I get a copy of that, I’ll post it to share with all of you stormanticals (stormanticites? stormantics?).
Today’s image is from the Storm mini-series featuring Ororo and T’Challa falling in love as teenagers. This mini was written by Jerome Dickey and drawn by David Yardin and Lan Medina. I chose the image for today because of the tenderness it portrays. I love the shafts of light illuminating the forest. The lovers slumber in contentment and dream of all the possibilities that new love can bring. Let this be a meditation for us on the new year!