|How did I get so lucky?|
That being said, I am a Pagan. I feel I have some sort of special connection with the earth, even if it is restricted by my biology. My husband and I have been lucky enough to rent a house for the past year and it's been a wonderful experience. I have the whole basement to dedicate to my craft and, for the first time, I feel free.
But even better is the backyard. The house we live in was vacant for a few years before we moved in and the backyard went feral. For most looking to buy a house, this is a huge turnoff. For me? It's like having my own nature paradise just a few steps away. There's even a creek back there. If there were some privacy fences, I'd be more open to the idea of holding an outdoor circle (on a nice, 70F day with low pollen count, yes please!).
The entire neighborhood is older. All the trees tell their age with their size and the amount of leaves that fall in the autumn. I had posted the following picture in a previous blog, but I think it bares reposting here:
I suppose what it boils down to is that every person, regardless of religion, should have some sort of natural escape - a way to reconnect with the earth, relax and enjoy life. Fortune has favored me in that I have one just downstairs and through the back door. Where is your natural escape?