I had a wonderful evening last night with the Seattle LGBT Pagan Meet-Up, as well as just being in Seattle generally and enjoying the food and atmosphere. Today was also nice, as I got a little bit more sleep than I may have ordinarily, got to hang out with my dear friend and co-religionist Erynn Rowan Laurie, who recently returned from a pilgrimage in Ireland and tour in Britain and Europe. My travel back, however, was plagued with bad bus nonsense, missed and near-missed buses, and so forth, so I don’t think I can quite manage a post of much substance today. (Hence, instead of a drive-by or run-by post, this is a “collapse-by” post…I’m writing this as I fall slowly into a bed, or at least close enough to it I can pull down a blanket or two!)
But, in the meantime, here’s a few things to enjoy.
Star Foster has a very interesting post on arranged marriages, and whether they’d work in paganism. She does mention Hadrian and Antinous in it as well! It’s a fascinating thought, and one that I haven’t quite thought myself recently, though I just did have some stray notions over the last few days regarding long-term relationships, the community connections that can sometimes facilitate them, and how difficult it might be in non-pagan-specific space to convey how not-at-all-optional my very devoted polytheist religious life is to consider within any potential long-term relationship.
And, here’s a photo from the meet-up last night. Had it been angled slightly toward the right, you’d have seen the Space Needle in the distance to my left! But, it’s still a good photo, and Erynn is to my left. I didn’t expect to be holding forth like I did briefly last night when someone asked about Polydeukion, but there we are!
More tomorrow, then!