It has been a couple of days since the Spring Equinox, but the feeling and hope lingers. Like the tired wanderer who has been traveling for a long time and the longing for home has grown strong. The hope and longing that the homecoming will be full of joy, and that everything will be exactly as it was before, burns like the Hermit’s lantern.
After a long pandemic, which is not quite over yet, and a terrible war in Europe, there are probably many who feel overwhelmed, perhaps even exhausted in body and soul. Many hope that everything will return to the way it was before the war, before the pandemic.
Maybe it’s so that with the Light of the Spring Equinox comes a turning point. Maybe that Light puts an end to the gloomy period that has been with all of us for a few years now? Maybe we can finally return to the point where the world felt normal and ordinary again?
If we return to the tired wanderer again and for a time, we will probably discover that once you get home, everything seems to be the same, at least on the surface. But in reality, everything has changed. Nothing is really as it was before even if your eyes testify to it at first sight. A world, or country or place is never quite the same as it was when you once left it. In fact, the biggest reason for this is that you yourself are no longer the same person you were when the journey began. Because of this, or perhaps the luck of it, there is no going back. The hermit’s lantern will not show us the way back to our old home, our old world. The task of the lantern is to show us and cast a light on the ashes of the world that has been, but also in the next moment show us the possibility of a new world, a new home or perhaps a path out of the ashes. A path straight through what already has been and to something new.
The Light that this equinox brings with it, like the light of the Hermit’s lantern, is a new hope. A hope for a way forward to a new world, a world not created by hands but by our hearts and minds, our hope and our desires and in that world anything we want and wish for can happen.
With these words, we wish you all a very good Vernal Equinox!