Monday, January 28, 2008
Went up north this weekend to a friend's place, where he observes the ancient and honourable Scandinivian, all right, Viking mid-winter fest day, Uphellya. The tradition involves an offering to the gods, usually a boat, anything one wishes to send heavenward is placed in the boat, speeches are made, and the thing torched, while we stand about and read the portents for the coming year in the flames. And drink deep in the process.
It wasn't this spectacular but was inspiring!