Alison Leigh Lilly

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Tag Archives: ancestors

Can Clowns Save Our Souls?

It is only when we stop insisting that the clown be just one thing that he is free to become the multiplicity of being that he really is.

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October 28, 2016

Honoring the Past: Weaving Story from Memory

Pagans like to say, “What is remembered, lives.” Memory is re-membering, the act of giving life to the past through rituals of witness.

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October 20, 2016

Honoring the Past: Weaving Story from Memory

Pagans like to say, “What is remembered, lives.” Memory is re-membering, the act of giving life to the past through rituals of witness.

October 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Memorial Day, Motherland and Blood Sacrifice

When it comes to questions of how to respond to the cultural demand to “honor the soldiers who died for you,” I find that the problem is not so much that I do not want to comply, but that I literally do not know how. Assuming, of course, that our honor and memory should take a form other than silent complicity in the continuing violence and militarism of our government — what should my honor look like?

May 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

A Winter Homecoming

“It’s funny how family can bring you back to yourself because they know you so well and for so long, they treat you as if you were always just the same…”

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January 5, 2016

A Winter Homecoming

“It’s funny how family can bring you back to yourself because they know you so well and for so long, they treat you as if you were always just the same. Which is exactly what can drive you out of yourself, too, after a while. Because of course, you’re not.”

January 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Further Reflections on Death & Fire

Since Terry Pratchett died in March, a part of me has become really, really angry. Another part of me can’t stop praying…

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October 29, 2015