Preparing the Birthday Cake/Listening to Joy Harjo

This evening I’m letting the cashews soak overnight for what will be the vegan, gluten free frosting part of a vegan, gluten free carrot cake for tomorrow’s birthday/new moon party. I’m putting the finishing touches to the new moon ritual which for me symbolizes the change to begin anew, or renewal the direction you are following as your path.   When the cake is completed,  I’ll include pictures of it, when the ritual is finished,  I will add the poems and sayings from the ritual.  It should be a mild evening and nighttime, for Vermont in mid-winter.   I look forward to it.