It's now peach season in the Vegan Celebrant household.
The three peach trees that sprouted from bat droppings around 5 years ago are now about 3-4 meters tall and heavily laiden with the most luscious, juicy cling peaches. Truely a gift from the heavens!
After over 35 years as a vegan it's time for a Cara's coming out ceremony! With the completion of her Doctoral research Cara is rededicating herself to her celebrancy work. After such a long time living a vegan lifestyle she's reaching out to the vegan community in Australia and offering celebrancy services. She'll will also be building a network of other vegan product and service vendors who might be useful to those planning ceremonies. Come back regularly to check on her progress.
As spring unwinds and the days grow longer and warmer, bookings roll in for the coming season's handfastings. Beaches and gardens are the favored venues and a relaxed casual vibe the preferred style. A more playful approach provides a counterpoint to the gravity of the commitment being made.
I see myself standing with my feet in the ocean, caressed by foamy wavelets, smiling at the couple recite their vows. These low key family affairs of back yards and beach cricket speak to me of beaming families and bright futures.
I'm looking forward to meeting inspiring funerary celebrants and death doulas at the Death Literacy conference this month. What a fantastic opportunity to enhance celebrancy skills.
If you're quick you might catch this brilliant documentary in ABC Iview. Tender is the story of what happens when a group of people reclaim death and dying as important parts of life. This story as both funny and moving in that way Australian stories are. It's brilliant.
This celebration is a beautiful example of how to share wisdom and joy across the generations!
"Nerstrand Elementary School, ‘the little school by the Big Woods’ located in the rural community in southern Minnesota, a short distance from the Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, has a strong sense of tradition that has continued to thrive through a program that carries on the rich regional history of the area, from generation to generation, through stories and song that celebrate the relationships with community members."