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Spring rituals

19apr2009: My parents are in town this weekend. Yesterday, I was violently ill and so stayed at home while they galavanted up and down the Hudson River valley. Today, we took a drive up to Cohoes Falls. You might say it was almost Erie, but let's not settle for the cheap joke.

At the park overlooking the falls, there was a circle of pagans chanting Earth Mother this and Earth Mother that. In the center of the circle was a plastic grocery bag containing convenience store items like pastel M&Ms and Cheetos. Once these items were consecrated, the pagans scattered M&Ms and Cheetos around the base of a nearby tree.

This is the sort of thing that, if I read it in a story, I would think was just slightly too wacky to have actually happened.


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