Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Novembers

There must be something about November that speaks to our collective unconscious. In one of my former lives I was a swotty counselling student, and I have to say that I loved Jung. To me November is that gorgeously stark time when you get to roam around the crisp streets with a hat and not feel slightly ridiculous. I do love and adore being able simply to enjoy Winter without all the noise, noise, noise, noise that the Grinch despised!

I was looking back at other November posts on fraise, and came across this one from last year. I remember being so excited at the prospect of a whole month of Frances and wishing I had the commitment to be as hardy as the Philosopher! (Sorry, Sandra- another set of obscure references!) But there must be something about November that makes us want to achieve something, enjoy something that is all about the season and not the great lurching event at at year's close. I'm wondering is it a deep down impulse that we all share. Maybe it's just a blogging collective subconscious!

I started reading through John's book a few days ago. This morning I got to the bit where Jesus clears the Temple. This struck a chord, having spent a month trying to clear a Land. He looked at all the materialistic, commercial STUFF that had been brought into a place for quiet, holy attention and shouted, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!"

That struck a chord too. Coming out of the Forest of Toon could mean moving into Christmas. But I'm going to move into Advent instead, I think.  I also think that fraise might just be around for the Pauses in Advent that Floss is running again this year.  If you haven't come across these before do visit Troc, Broc, Recup and think about signing up. It's not so much collective subconscious as collective trying to be very conscious indeed! (And that makes me think of my favourite Collective of all, filmed in another Forest I know...)


4 comments:

Angela said...

I shall see & hear them LIVE on Friday ...
But may only be allowed to go if I leave the computer and tidy the house...

Pom Pom said...

I'm really excited for Pause in Advent.
I do love Rend. Thanks to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mags, no worries, I still like visiting here -smile-. I went to church with my parents and was absolutely amazed at all the *stuff* for sale outside the sanctuary. Coffee, pastries, books and I don't know what else. Apparently, that's the new norm...but I thought Of Jesus in the temple, whip in hand, driving out the merchants.
Whew.

Gumbo Lily said...

I appreciate your post so much. I am also looking for the quiet of Advent. Less noise, more peace.
~Jody