turning the spring

anonymous asked:

okay but IMAGINE THIS: you and harry have been married for years and you're both established with a couple of kids. sexual intimacy is few and far between with such little free time and the one moment you have together you hear /someone's/ tiny toddler hand at the doorknob turning it. harry springs into full dad mode and throws the blankets over you and pulls on his underwear faster than anything i'm dead

LOLOLOLOL

“Daddy???” Your toddler asks, innocent sleepy voice. “What’re you doing?”

“Uhhhhmmm…. mummy and I were just wrestling. We were playing around!”

❄️️ Imbolc 🌷

(pronounced ee-molc, also called Candlemas)

What Is Imbolc? ❄️️➡️️🌷

Imbolc is celebrated roughly when winter begins to turn to spring. Traditionally it also marked the successful survival of the harsh winter months and the beginning of the agricultural season. The returning sun is welcomed and the Celtic goddess Brigid is honored.

Traditional Lore/Activities 🕯️

  • Each candle within a household should be lit, if only for a moment, to honor the sun’s return.
  • If there is still snow on the ground one should draw an image of the sun in it.

Foods Associated with Imbolc 🥐

  • Sour cream and other dairy dishes.
  • Spicy foods.
  • Spiced wine.
  • Raisins.
  • Foods containing peppers, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, and chives.

Modern Activities 🎨

Cooking/Baking

Self Care

Imbolc Bath - from @magickmomma16

Crafts

  • Candle making.
  • Weave traditional Brigid’s Crosses.
  • Plan what herbs/flowers you want to grow during the upcoming spring and summer.
  • Burn your Yule greens to help winter on its way.

Colors and Altar Decor 🌸

  • White
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Amethyst
  • Bloodstone
  • Garnet
  • Ruby
  • Onyx
  • Turquoise
  • Green Candles
  • Brigid’s Crosses
  • Potted Bulbs
  • An Anvil or Hammer
  • Poetry

❣️

Friendly Reminder

that while you can make jokes about Feyre manipulating Lucien in ACOWAR by using his mating bond with Elain, that will not make him change. It will make him worse. His condition will get worse as the female he saw as a friend, manipulates him again and again. Just as Tamlin did to him.  

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The shaman woman of our village told us that these lights are the spirits of our ancestors and that they have the power to make changes in our world. Small things become big, Winter turns to Spring, one thing always changes into another. But the greatest change I ever saw was that of my brother, a boy who desperately wanted to be a man.

Brother Bear (2003)

Touch Me Live at Joe's Pub
Jennifer Damiano
Touch Me Live at Joe's Pub

My personal favourite cover of Touch Me! Jen is an absolute treasure. This is sung live by Jennifer Damiano: 

- She was a swing at the age of 15 in the OBS Spring Awakening! She played Anna, Matha, Ilse, and Thea. (She was supposed to be Lea’s Wendla understudy, but she couldn’t due to being a minor and the role involved nudity)

- Was the original Natalie in Next to Normal!

- …And Mary Jane Watson in Spiderman turn off the dark

- Is going to play Jean in American Psycho! (Aka Chloe Sevingy in the movie)