A WRITE ROYAL RANT
A WRITE ROYAL RANT
Hail and welcome to this collectors edition of The Write Royal Rant. What is in essence the final edition. As another birthday rapidly approaches on the fifth of this month and I am forced to admit that I am, as they say, “Not getting any younger” and likened to my twenty five year old 'Iron Steed' suffering from the rigours of age. So it is with Sadness and Regret that I must announce my retirement and withdrawal from Political, Protest and Public live.
Believe that, and you'll believe anything, look at the date; April fools aside there's a number of good years yet in both myself and the Iron steed, in the workshop for repairs at he moment having broken down the day before the vernal equinox, Thanks to other Pilgrims attending, you know who you are, I was saved the long walk or Hitch and collected from Salisbury in order to attend the gathering at Stonehenge.
Speaking of gatherings at Stonehenge, the summer approaches and will mark a return to 'our' normality after years of what was essentially 'Lock out' rather than lock-down. As we challenged the equality rights with other religious venues and outside gatherings that were 'allowed' to go ahead.
There will be meetings with the Authorities before hand where we will hopefully have a chance to raise some of our concerns and thrash and 'flesh out' some of the details. We have yet to see if 'our' brothers and sisters from afar a field as the Americas and Southern Hemisphere can attend, as was the case before the so called lock-down. And it will be interesting to see if we return to the tens of thousands of Pilgrims attending as we have in the past.
But, there's much work to be done before Summer, we have four days to answer The Highways response to the Judicial ruling over the so called Stonehenge tunnel and as all good Pagans know, the summer starts after the Beltaine Fires and May day celebrations, one of the major Agricultural festivals traditionally celebrated elsewhere from the Solar Temple of Stonehenge.
So, thanks for listening and I hope I get a chance to meet up with some of you over this summers celebrations. In a world where there is so much pain it is essential we celebrate the turning of the wheel in the Traditional manner of 'our' people and the Ancestors of these lands.
Blessings from the Front
King Arthur Pendragon