Endings and Beginnings

Tis the season of Halloween which many people consider a scary or spooky time. In fact, Halloween is based on an ancient festival of the dead called Samhain. At Samhain, it was thought that the veil between the physical and spiritual realms became extremely thin, allowing contact with ancestors and spirits. Given that, I decided it was the perfect time to release a short story about Adam and Eve, original ancestors par excellence. The Original Eve is a Laura Tobias title and it’s a very short read. If you’re interested, you’ll find the Amazon purchase link below this blog.

A fun fact: the ancient Celts marked Samhain as the start of their new year. It was the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter so they held celebrations to mark that turning point and the slide into the darker half of the year. By the 9th century, western Christianity had selected November 1st as All Saints’ Day, a time to give thanks for the saints who had passed on, and November 2nd   as All Souls’ Day, when departed friends and family members were honored. In time, Samhain, All Saints’ and All Souls’ merged to become our single celebration of Halloween.

Whatever you call it and however you choose to celebrate, it’s good to remember that every ending – be that a day, a season or a year – is also a new beginning.

Purchase The Original Eve on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZTJH76/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1509404942&sr=1-1&keywords=the+original+eve