Monday, November 26, 2012

Goddesses in the Dust: Demeter and I Give Thanks

Unearthing the divine feminine, one archetype at a time...

When Demeter, goddess of agriculture, lost her daughter Persephone to the Underworld every year, she let nothing grow for those four months, one month for every pomegranate seed eaten by Persephone during her stay with Hades. The ancient Greek myth describing the season of winter comes to mind during this holiday, as does the thanks Demeter expressed for the eventual return of her daughter to the above world, for which she once again let crops grow and flourish, allowing for the annual harvest. 

Like Demeter, I am grateful for...


my sister's help in the kitchen


my mother's stuffed Anaheim pepper recipe


all the great classic Thanksgiving dishes

and foods of the season, including the pomegranate (which makes great centerpieces!)


and most of all


for my children coming home during the holidays


and being surrounded by



love and family

Raising a glass to all my blog friends -  and hoping everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving♡

20 comments:

  1. And to you my friend.
    Your table is gorgeous and your family is happy and the food looks good. Who could ask for anything more?

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  2. Amanda, what a magic post. You capture moments in a real, flesh-and-blood life like something from another, better place. I love that so much about this blog.

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  3. What a great table you set!
    Having family around makes the holiday sparkle! Thanks for sharing, Amanda.

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  4. What a lovely family you have Amanda. We celebrated Thanksgiving last Saturday. It is a tradition we have continued on this far isle.

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  5. And from the "underground dwellers" of the far north — we raise a glass for half-frozen ice-water to you.

    Wonderful to see the family together at home, in the joy and the light! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

    Wait a minute; where's the World's Greatest Airedale? Left out again! (You should be ashamed.)

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    1. i did neglect to include a shot of our dear 15 1/2 year old airedale - rest assured she was under the table the whole time, getting an ample serving of the bird~

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  6. I'm grateful for this beauty and its warmth. What a world this is, with its worlds within worlds. It's a privilege to peek into yours.

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  7. I thought of you last night when we had a chicken walnut stew with a garnish of fresh pomegranate and cilantro. Your Thanksgiving feast looks delicious and your company so happy. I’m thankful to have you as a blog buddy.

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    1. thank you sarah ~ the feeling is mutual!

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  8. I am still your blog friend (without a blog now), and am happy we have met, dear Amanda! Your food all looks so delicious and your family thankful and happy. We were all sitting at your table, lifting our glass! Auf Eure Gesundheit!!

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    1. to your health as well - many thanks dear geli♡

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  9. Your Thanksgiving table looks like a warm and wonderful place to be x

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  10. Another stunning post and great pictures too!!

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  11. Beautiful post and wonderful images that speak of those priceless treasures that make our lives full and complete.;)
    Happy belated Thanksgiving dear Amanda and a lovely holiday season,
    xoxo

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  12. Beautiful post and lovely photo's - it looks warm and cozy and happy. So glad!

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  13. Oh god, so lovely and your photos so make me miss my family.
    Lovely post Amanda.

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  14. Sending my love to all your family - I am thankful to know each of them!

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  15. Ευχαριστώ Αγαπητή Αμάντα, που μοιράστηκες την όμορφη οικογένειά σου μαζί μας.

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  16. Thank you Maria - you are very sweet (and I wish I had a Greek font on my computer so I could reply to you properly!) xoxo

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