Lunar Imbolc, a time to celebrate new beginnings, new life. The light becomes stronger as we begin to move out of the dark winter months and I had plans to light candles in celebration of the coming times.
What did happen was the particular section of the park I am living in lost electricity for approximately 10 hours. So, yes, I did light candles, a few more than I had intended. Candles lit the interior and warmed the chilly night. At some point I did run the generator and turn on the light switches, but during that sweet time of candles and warmth it took me beyond the modern conveniences and into a closer alignment with nature, always just a flick of the switch away.
I also experienced one of the worst headaches of my life. I was in such pain I was tempted to jab a knife into my skull just to make the pain go away. I did try everything else I could think of and eventually the throbbing ceased and the Tylenol PM kicked in and I was able to sleep it away.
I hope it stays so far away that it never comes back.