From Darkness Into Light

We’re moving from one month into another, again. Happy month-end! Happy deipnôn!

Now, month-ends are, for some reason, very nostalgic to me. I guess, it’s because it reminds me of all the times I prayed for a chance to start fresh. I know every day is a chance to reset, but there’s something about the Moon (literal, symbolic, or both) that makes a monthly reboot especially significant.

My Instagram album has been witness to these moments many, many times already:

As one cycle ends, another begins. Hail, Hekatê, light in the darkness, keeper of keys!

As one cycle ends, another begins. Hail, Hekatê, light in the darkness, keeper of keys! (leaving Skirophoriôn 1/698, entering Hekatombaiôn 2/698)

Luwalhati sa Senyorang may tatlong mukha.

Luwalhati sa Senyorang may tatlong mukha. Hail, three-faced Hekatê! (leaving Metageitniôn, entering Boedromiôn 2014)

It's that time of the month again to pay the Lady the rent that we owe her.

It’s that time of the month again to pay the Lady the rent that we owe her. (leaving Boedromiôn, entering Puanepsiôn 2014)

Incidentally, it’s also Diwali tonight, too. Shubh Diwali! Hail the victory of light over darkness!

Image source: http://goo.gl/qMMdiV

Image source: http://goo.gl/qMMdiV

I am, however, stuck at work right now–but if I weren’t, I’d be with my dear friend, the Indophile, having a nice Indian dinner at home.

Here was last year’s annual Lakshmi and Ganesha puja, which we hope to perform this weekend:

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May all the gracious Gods-who-move-the-world look after your way; bring you safely from the past into the future, from yesterday into tomorrow, from darkness into light. Om. Ita est.

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