So, this is just a bit of news from me. I’m feeling conflicted about this, because I’m the kind of shy that’s very good at seeming gregarious, but is generally exhausted and fraught after social interactions. Bleh.
However, I keep coming back to the idea that I might want to join ADF. Reasons: it’s the cheapest druid organization, it has a prison outreach (I’m a firm believer in second, third, and twenty-fourth chances) and, after completing the dedicant’s path (about a year of initiatory learning and practice) members can enter guilds. I’m really intrigued by the fact that one of the ADF’s guilds is the ‘Brewer’s Guild’ which describes itself thus “promoting and sharing knowledge of the art of brewing in a religious context.” How can I not be intrigued.
(Random note: I’m a hobby homebrewer.)
Furthermore, in one of those moments of indecision when I really wanted to invest the funds, but wasn’t ready to (“After the summer, when I’ll be swamped with family commitments and maintaining the appearance of a lapsed Christianity in front of my mother. . .”) I stumbled upon the fact that there is a protogrove near me.
In Germany? It’s one of two groves in Germany. What are the odds?
So, on Saturday, I’ll be taking part in a little get-together-to-admire-herbs-and-talk sort of thing.
And, for me, that’s a bit of a big deal.