I like holidays. Even though they are often corrupted by the commercial and media interests. It cannot take from me the memories, or the spirit of the seasons. There is a lot of pain too at times, when you remember what was, what might have been, but we all need clan and family, our friends and our spirit sisters and brothers, for we are one only in the family of spirit, never alone, never so lost that we cannot find connection to those that support and care about us. There is much that could be negative, but I choose to see the positive. And I am truly blessed by the muses, the artists, the friends, the kindred spirits, the dancers in the forest, those that dive deep into the flowing waters, that run along the mountains ridges, that dance in only their skins around the blazing fires to the heart beat of the thunder drums. I am never really alone, for I have all of you, and no matter what may happen, you each live a little in my own heart, and I in yours. For that is what truly is immortality. The blood of my ancestors flow in me, and I will flow in those that follow.