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chasing away Midwinter darkness and bringing in light – something Joan Wheeler really needs to learn February 2, 2013

Posted by Ruth in Lessons in Life, Refuting Joan Wheelers statements.
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Today, February 2nd is Midwinter. In popular American culture, we call it Groundhog Day. A groundhog comes up out of his den, sees his shadow, gets scared and runs back into his den. This means we will have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, he stays out. This means we will have an early spring. I don’t really pay attention to that – but the Native Americans and older cultures did. In 2013, we have the modern meterologists to tell us what the weather will be like in the weeks to come.

In the Catholic Church, today is Candlemas. Where candles are lit and candles to be used in  church in the following months are blessed.

In Pagan traditions, today is Imbolc – Midwinter, where we light candles to bring the light once more into our homes. The dark dreary days of Winter are passing. The daylight hours are growing longer.  And we examine our lives – to see where we should shed light – and to rid ourselves of dark things.

Joan Wheeler lives a very dark life. She sits and wallows in her self pity. She really should let some light into her life.

The following is a brief exchange Gert and I just had on facebook. It started out with me talking about my cat Pippin. And Gert replied, and then I commented. When I read what I wrote, I thought “what a good blog post this would be.” And so here it is:

Ruth:    as you know, Pippin is a very well-adjusted feline, for being an adotee. However, he doesn’t like other felines in HIS house. So as long as the stray cat is on the porch and not IN the house, Pippin just turns his back. I have been teaching him that we don’t turn our backs on the homeless, and we must – in all charity – feed the poor stray cat.

Gert:    oh brother!! now there’s something joan should do to get her mind off shit…take care of others

Ruth:     right – she doesn’t live too far from the SPCA – she should go volunteer and help those homeless animals. or go downtown to the City Mission and help with homeless humans. Or help out in any food pantry – and I don’t mean any kind of counseling – with her messed up head, she’d mess up somebody else’s head! What she could be doing is bagging food items for pantries, pouring coffee or ladling soup/meals. – but I guess that’s just too menial for her – it’s beneath her dignity to do hands-on work for those that are less fortunate. She’d rather sit at her computer and bitch and whine all day how she’s been afected by adoption.
1. gertmcqueen

Gert here; Ruth didn’t see my next comment so here it is, plus more…

that’s the problem with those like her…they are so self-centered only giving lip service to those that are in need and they do nothing…notice what she has on her tweeter account…videos of seriously horrorable misuse of children…I believe she gets off on that shit…and then she and others think they are doing the world a service by saying those abused kids should not be adopted …instead of getting their hands dirty by doing just what you suggest…doing SERVICE  to those that are less fortunate than themselves.

I have, in the past, volunteered in food pantries and was on the board of the Urban Mission, and spoke with abused women and recovering addict groups. I currently volunteer for Hospice!

What good does Joan’s carrying on DO? all she does is browbeat people that adopt and don’t see her view of the world. It’s her lost, let her stay in her dark dark world.

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