Quotes 2, an excerpt from my journal

The whole reason I even dug out my journals was to find this singular quote.  It’s from Kushiel’s Avatar, by Jacqueline Carey, PG 76.  For the life of me though, I have not been able to stop thinking of it.  This is how I imagine Dionysus worship:

“Obedient, I sipped, and then drank deeper, tasting in the wine the bursting life of the grape, nourished by sun and rain, fed by dark earth enriched with death’s decay; the soil of Terre D’Ange, moistened by blessed Elua’s own blood.  Earth the womb that begot him, blood and tears the seed that quickened him.  These things I tasted, and the violent death of the grape, the lusty joy of the commonfolk that crushed it, the vintner’s careful lore, time, and slow wisdom of age transmitting it into wine, the oaken cask that warded it, whispering of a tree’s immense lifetime and the bite of the axe that made an end to it.”


About kateeleigh

I'm not the greatest at this whole social media thing. I like face-to-face interactions. Phone calls, texts, random cups of tea. I work in some of Canada's most remote places, and I'm having a (not-so) secret love affair with my camera, who goes everywhere with me. When I'm not running away to the great outdoors, I like to read, play video games, and find the myriad ways I can annoy my cat. I'm the author and photographer at http://photomemoires.wordpress.com/ and I'm a contributor to Thalassa's Pagan Devotionals over at https://lectiodivinapaganus.wordpress.com/ Welcome to my world. Won't you sit down with a cup of tea and stay a while? View all posts by kateeleigh

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