Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Groundhog Day

Walhydra has two quick notes to post for this day (aka Imbolc), which she considers to be the very first day of Spring.

First, Walhydra considers Bill Murray's 1993 movie Groundhog Day to be one of his most profound works of tragicomedy, on the order of Peter Seller's Being There.

Second, I am not making this up has a wonderful post on the Venetian version of this Pagan/Christian sacred day:
While Americans are watching Punxsutawney Phil, February 2 here in Venice is still known as the feast of the Madonna Candelora (can-del-ORA). Or Candlemas, according to its very old English name, or the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the medium-old locution, or the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple today.
More later, perhaps.

Bless├Ęd Be.

Crocus, source unknown

1 comment:

Athena Andreadis said...

Crocuses burning through the snow are the loveliest spectacle. Fitting symbols for Imbolg, the day of Brigid, goddess of wells, goddess of flame.