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May 1, 2004
Beltane, the last of the three pagan spring fertility festivals, and I'm alone. It is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight, but its difficult to do that justice when you are a party of one. I try not to be bummed about it, but I am: I wanted to be the May Queen and bless the fields in the old way in a proper celebration, it would be the first time I actually fully celebrate a pagan holiday in the traditional manner. I make Beltane cookies instead, and drink goblets of May wine while watching the Kentucky Derby.