If you haven’t heard about this amazing book yet, please check out the description, excerpt, or my previous blog posts about it. For now I just want to invite everyone who’s ordered the book, bought the book, borrowed the book, read the book, or added the book to their wishlist, to join the conversation that Bronwen Forbes so much wanted to foster. At the Small Town Pagans Yahoo Group we will build a community that encourages the sharing of stories, advice, trials, tribulations and joys of living in a not-so-big city.
As I’ve already warned everyone currently on the list, I’m not a small-town Pagan – I’ve never lived in a small town my entire life (if you don’t count weekends at my in-laws). So while I can definitely appreciate the challenges of living in a small town (where do you go to shop for candles and incense?! Does literally everyone go to church on Sunday?!), I don’t know as much about the very real joys of living so much closer to nature – seeing all the stars, owning a bee hive, hiking in the woods out my own back door, canning home-grown food for the winter. I don’t even have a yard to dig up, and must content myself with container plantings of tomatoes and herbs on the back deck of my apartment.
Still, I’m going to do my best to moderate the group in Bronwen’s absence by introducing new conversation topics every week. I look forward to seeing these small sparks catch flame through all of your interactions, responses and tales. I look forward to seeing mutual understanding and long-distance friendships take root. As Bronwen wrote on the Yahoo group page, “By joining this group, posting regularly and contributing our own experiences, we’re building a virtual kitchen table where small-town Pagans from all traditions and all parts of the world can “sit” and share, or just listen and lurk for a while.” So, if you haven’t joined already, please do! See you there.