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February 1, 2017  in Trinidad, CO

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Annette Meserve reciting her version of a traditional Celtic creation story by way of introducing the story
​'The Coming of Angus and Bride.'

photo credit John Harder

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photo credit John Harder

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an evening of myth and poetry

photo credit John Harder

photo credit Bob Spears

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Annette Meserve reading her free verse poem 'Weather' 

photo credit John Harder

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Cecelia Brownfoote telling of the wedding of the King and Queen of Summer.  A segment of the story
'The Coming of Angus and Bride.'

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The traditional story 'The Coming of Bride' is a tale that depicts the struggles between Winter and Summer and the necessity of both.  The cold and the warm interweave as the beautiful Bride, held prisoner by the Winter Queen, the Cailleach, is rescued and married to the god of love, Angus, the King of Summer.  Animals and mankind alike, struggle through all of the storms and gales that the Winter Hag can throw.  But as Winter weakens with age, Angus and Bride prevail at the Vernal Equinox, ushering in the abundance of summer and the blessing of lovers.  At the far side of the year, though, at the Autumnal Equinox, the King and Queen of Summer must relinquish their power in their turn as the Cailleach wakes anew, rested and powerful once more.  
​          And what an event it was!  As the crowd gathered Cecelia Brownfoote and I could feel the magic building.  The story spirits perked up and took notice, the ancestors lent us their voices, and we couldn't have asked for a more crystal-diamond experience for the maiden voyage of our storytelling partnership.  We are so grateful for the generosity of our audience, for the lovely space and support from Tom Potter and the Trinidad Carnegie public library, for the help of Wordsmiths Jan Meserve and Bob Spears, for the support and camera work of Gordon Lucero, and for the cozy accommodations gifted us by Cy Michaels of Trinidad's La Quinta Inn & Suites.
          We're looking forward to visiting Trinidad again very soon! 

February 1, 2017

photo credit Bob Spears

photo credit Bob Spears

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Cecelia Brownfoote reading her free verse poem 'Story Is' 

photo credit Bob Spears

photo credit Bob Spears

photo credit Bob Spears

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