In Praise of Wetlands

The Imbolc season in the Okanagan Valley

Okanagan Okanogan

These are the people …

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This is the time when the water rises.

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It is the time when seed descends.

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It is the time when rushes draw water from the cold…band

… because they once grew high in the sun …

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… and did not let it go…

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…(until now). Today, the sun they’ve held through the cold…

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… is turning the cold to water…

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… and the sun is being drawn into it ….P1620716 … deeply into it …P1620710… while the sedges have begun new growth …

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… as their old leaves empty themselves of light between the rushes …

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… and begin to fill the water …

P1620605… draining themselves of light …P1620630 … and quickening the water into life.

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The water lives.
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It quickens, multiplies …

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… and becomes a world of spirit, making the old world new. It doubles it…P1620657

… , so it can replicate it.  This is the Way of Life. So, too…

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~ by Sable Aradia on January 25, 2015.

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