Sunday, December 04, 2016

Feeling the Burn

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Wow, more readers in a week than I had in a lifetime! Can't thank "She Who Seeks" enough!

Every year on the first weekend in December, the charming Pennsylvania hamlet of Phoenixville has a Firebird Festival. Artists in the community create a giant wooden bird (different every year), and at 8:15 on Saturday night, they set it on fire.

For a modest donation, you can put any kind of wish or intention on paper, and just before the burn, the organizers put the wishes inside the bird. Voila! Matter becomes energy.

My daughter The Heir and I always attend this event. Oh, dear Heir! She is an adult now. I don't see her as often as I like, but we make up for that in quality time. The Firebird Festival is quality time.

Someone I don't know named King Arthur took this video of the burning Phoenix.

Pictures and videos don't really do this event justice, because on your computer screen you can watch it without losing your eyebrows. Heir and I always get so close that we come home singed.

I put a wish in the Firebird. I also added some intentions from friends. May they all come true through the energy of the elemental fire!

There's a little Phoenix in all of us, don't you think?

8 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

get up, stand up, stand up for your rights! resist. by any means necessary. no compromise.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's something so PRIMAL about a big bonfire in the dark of night, isn't there? This looks sooooo fabulous. Wish I could be there too. I'd bring my drum.

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Debi said...

Fight on or perish, I love the idea of the Phoenix in all of us! If only there were more! Nice to find you! Yeah " She Who Seeks"! Excellent taste as always xo🙋👍🇨🇦

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I love this. I wish we had something like this going on around here.

Jono said...

Bring on the marshmallows and a very long stick.

e said...

I love the smoke coming out of the phoenix's mouth towards the end of the clip.

Great tradition!

JACKIESUE said...

I'm a scorpio...I am a phoenix.