I was feeling a bit left out, what with Ramadan and all, and got to thinking…
It is not all that uncommon for various religions to have “Holy City of Foo” or “Holy Month of Bar”, and that whole Sunday tradition (or Saturday for 7th Day Adventists) is of a Christian tradition… So why not have a Holy Month of Carbon?
With that in mind, I’m proclaiming this the Holy Month Of July.
Festivities to commence whenever and wherever desired. Preferably a natural fire using charcoal, wood, or if necessary, propane for cooking. Unlike Ramadan, eating is encouraged during our Holy Months (yes, there will be more… The Holy Month of August is coming soon…).
Think of it as an ongoing celebration of our Carbon Based Life. Rather a bit like Yule. Pig on a spit, or steak on a grill, or even vegetarian kabobs over flames. Beverages of choice to include sacred wine, sacred beer, and even sacred soda pop (though sacred juice is preferred… soda has a lot of non-carbon bad stuff in it like brominated vegetable oil in citrus flavors where the Bromine is not good for you and phosphoric acid to dissolve teeth in the cola forms; but suit yourself).
With that, I proclaim the start of the Feast Month of the Holy Month of July! Let the fires be lit and the feasting begin!
While the Holy Month of July is best celebrated out of doors, and if possible near that nexus of life where the Sun meets the Ocean, the Beach; it is equally suited to celebrate indoors (though if you can find a wooden bar, that’s as good as the beach, wood being an ultimate form of Carbon based life). Furthermore, time spent in the mountains and trees with a campfire and friends is a High Holy Celebration of Carbon. Yet even a little time on a deck chair in the back yard, with a portable grill nearby, is just as effective sometimes. What matters is your inner state of Peace, Joy, and Life Affirmation.
I know this is a surprise announcement, but such is the mystery of life. Please take a little time to plan a celebration of life during this Holy Month of July. A wave offering to all!