Got home from Wellspring around 5pm. The trip was uneventful (Praise be to Odin). Spread camping stuff all over the backyard until it was dry. This was tricky as it rained briefly. Have everything more or less put away now. Was told by Liz to shower before bed or sleep on the couch. After the shower I noticed that I still had glitter on me. It's the gift from the Sparklie One that keeps on giving. I wonder how long it will last? Now I have to wade through loads of e-mail. Not sure how I'll be able to get through the week without a hot tub, but I will manage somehow, I guess.
The weekend was fun even though it took some time to get used to seeing naked people walking around. It was my first Wellspring and sure enough it rained. I hung out with Ceder Light Grove, all of whom are really great. They all made me feel like family and that was very much appreciated. They are a true manifestation of the egregore of the symbology of what ADF is all about. Full of musicness and friendhood and the unexpectable :- ) Beware of little green frogs. They are watching...
I'm glad I had a big turnout for my Runic Reiki class. Even though someone had a bad reaction to the attunement and died... Well, actually he just got a headache afterwords, but I managed to find a way to help him. It is such a joy to be able to gift such a great gift to others. I say that a lot about giving attunements, but it is so true. I just wish I had more time for the class. There wasn't enough time for anyone to practice doing a working and sparkliedragon didn't have any Reiki done to her during class, although she did get to lie on an uncomfortable table for a long time. I'm also still continously amazed at all the different questions people ask during these classes. Like, "What if I get an attunement and then later decide I don't want it?" That's kind of like chopping off your hand and later deciding that you really wanted it. But Tegan, thankfully, came to the rescue before I could say something not humanly aware. I was able to add a few nice words to his timely comments.
It was great meeting people from the west coast that I wouldn't normally meet. The rituals weren't bad at all, especially the one on Sunday night.
I got fourth place in the Warrior's National Games and got a nice long stick for my efforts. I ruined myself during the race, which happened to be the last event, and did poorly during the rest of the events, except the Riddle contest which I got 4 out of the 5 riddles right. The answer to the second riddle was "anchor" not "oyster" which makes a lot of sense. I was thinking it had to be an animal. Oh well. At least I didn't say "dog" for the last riddle. That would have just been plain embarassing. Of course, I just realized that not many people will know what the hell I'm talking about with the riddle thing. But at least I was able to beat the women in the circle challenge. So yeah, during the Big Bardic Thingy, I got to stand up in front of everyone as we got our sticks. I'm sorry, I should be grateful for placing, but I was really disappointed in my performance, especially since I did so well at Trillium. I even only came in second during archery and Rob and Aimee managed to take home my arm bracer and finger tab. Oh, I also got a huge, ugly bruise on my left arm from not wearing the bracer and having the bowstring hit it. But at least I got a hacking weazing cough for my troubles. And a stick. My huge, and mighty stick. Actually it's a very nice stick.
Must try to go to bed soon.
Remember the Zen lesson for the weekend: "What is the sound of one of P's breasts swinging?"