Remember The Fifth Of November
October was a crazy month here. My folks on the Jersey shore got slammed hard by super storm Sandy and are now in the process of sorting out the mess. Other friends lost parents to natural causes. Things were a bit heavier than ‘normal’ and none of us are getting any younger, are we? The time seems to have flown by and I haven’t had all that much to say, really…more busy with the tasks of getting work done, keeping the wood stove burning, and getting prepared for the cold months ahead. The days are getting noticeably darker. Last night we turned our clocks back. Looking out my window here to the west, the sun has already sunk below the treeline and it’s only just past 3 pm.
As some of you know, tomorrow many will be lighting fireworks in celebration of Bonfire Night.
“Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.”~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
Ironically, what began as a forced celebration of the plot’s failure to blow up the House of Lords, seems to have become just the opposite…a celebration of Guy Fawkes himself.
Many are familiar with the countenance of Guy Fawkes as portrayed in the film V is for Vendetta. The mask has become a symbol for those who’s aim it is to expose the lies and corruption and to bring down the Evil Empire. It’s real. The dominoes are starting to fall.