The official Grimalhame Press website has being undergoing a major overhaul this past week. Some pages have disappeared and others added. It has been a long time since I have worked on the website, and this blog, well over a year.
But now is the right time to revisit it, redesign and rebuild, and make good that which as already been worked on. New things will be added in time, and music will be playing a part in the New Age of Grimalhame.
It has been a long, dark and lonely road. But one that has been necessary to find the right way, the right path. In order to be found one must first become lost. I order to be put back together one must first be broken. There is no light without darkness, no truth without first facing that which we have kept hidden within us for so long. No new starts, no new beginnings without first letting go. Nothing, no new shoots can find their way to the light without something going before it first, without death, decay, breakdown.
Regeneration, in whatever form, must come with the ending of all things. Rebirth and transformation cannot happen, stepping into a new life cannot occur without stepping out of the old.
It is the only way.
The only way to live.
The only way to love.
And be sure that the love you carry forth through the flames of your pyre is where is should be, where it needs to be, where it is wanted, needed and can find a home.
Life is far too short, and love too precious in this world to be allowed to die a miserable death in darkness, loneliness and despair.
So rebuild. Start again. Find the light within yourself that you thought had been snuffed out. Keep it burning. Love fiercely. Love loyally. Love completely.
Because all this ends.
Yours Under the Sacred Oaks,
Deputy Clowder Mother of Grimalhame.