Terry Pratchett is a prolific & hysterically funny author & best known for his Discworld series featuring Wiz(z)ard Rincewind (think Monty Python & The Holy Grail, "Run away! Run away!") and that is Rincewind. Pratchett was born in 1948 which makes him 63 & in 2006 he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He was just 59 years old. His tomorrows are looking fuzzy & grim. I hope he goes into his own Discworld with Rincewind. He will have fun there & be right at home.
I, as we all do, have the tendency to think there is always a tomorrow & so far for me, there has been. And my yesterdays are legion. I am a very optimistic person but optimism does not guarantee a tomorrow. Today is a sure thing. I want to live today & stay in the day, not be looking backwards at the "woulda, shoulda, couldas" or berating & second guessing past idiotic things I have done. Everyone has done past idiotic things & if they say they haven't, look closely at the length of their nose. Tomorrow's are just a possibility, not a promise. All we can do is be here now. Be kind to each other & to ourselves. Stand up for our beliefs. Stand up for our friends. Be honest & loyal. Take the high road as often as you can, even though the low seems like so much more fun. Every day is a new beginning, a fresh new start. One of the outstanding things about being Wiccan is living a circular life rather than the traditional linear one. We know that the wheel rolls round & that the past is the present is the future is the past...That gives us the opportunity to really enjoy the "now" seamlessly & endlessly. Use your life wisely. You never know what is around the curve.
Ostara is the promise of return of the expected as well binging forth the new. It is the perfect time to begin anew. I have a shiny new name, thanks to Goddess Wendy, High Cat Priestess, sister in eWitch. I am now luna petunia which is an auspicious way to start into the Ostara season. Blessed be to all of you.
PS-I really am going to do the Ostara Ritual soon. Tomorrow, maybe....snicker