In this season when Wicca calls me to face the fact of mortality, I found a short piece on the poet Thomas Lynch to be deeply touching. Mr. Lynch says, “Mortality as a condition is one that I don’t think we should rail too much against. Living as if you’re going to be dead sometime is more sensible than living as if you’ll live forever.”
When I pay attention to the rhythms and realities of nature, I find that death is an integral part of them. Wicca teaches me to respect that and helps me learn how to face it. This is one of many reasons Wicca is a positive force in my life.