Directed especially to Judy Dick, but also for General Consumption:
>>Happy Celtic New Year!!...
>Terrific! Happy New Year! Does no one celebrate?
A certain segment of fantasy fandom does, but for slightly different
reasons than the new year.
During the first season of the television series "Beauty and the B
Beast," their Hallowe'en episode "Masques" was concerned with a Northern Irish
peace activist named Brigit O'Donnell. As she and Vincent walked in the moon-
light, she told him of Samhain and its significance: "...when the walls
between worlds grew thin, and spirits of the underworld walked the earth...a
night of masks and balefires...when anything is possible, and nothing is quite
as it seems."
many of my friends became enchanted with that episode; I myself think
it's the most beautiful they produced, and it sparked my interest in Ireland
and Celtic history anew.
Belated, but a Good Samhain to all!
"She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps,
And lovers are round her sighing...."