In February of 2020 I got my second knee replacement. Shortly thereafter the Covid-19 pandemic hit the headlines, and governments around the world ordered lockdowns. We also, as a group, decided to be careful and considerate, and set an example for others. African belief systems don’t have “quid pro quo”, and our deities do not reward anti scientific arrogance. We all have our appointment with Iku or how ever they are named in one’s respective belief system. There is no need to rush to their embrace due to mindlessness, and we are accountable for those we bring with us.
So it was difficult to adjust, but we still managed to do offerings and observances. We couldn’t and still can’t always gather, and I had to sit a lot of things out while my knees recovered, but we did our best.
Some Adam and Eve root that Arden bought and Wolf planted in the garden. Ultimately they grew well, and in 2022, Nature took this offering in the form of a wild boar.
Black eyes peas with three colors of peppers made by Queen Arden.
A floral arrangement in a snake chalice done by Queen Arden.
Offerings at Wolf’s place with a beautiful floral arrangement by Queen Arden.
Gifts from a patron which include decals of an Ogun computer blessing symbol and some moringa seeds which later very likely saved my life in 2021.
Wolf putting in some work. Don’t let the hotness fool you. He’s all that and a bag of goofer dust.
A floral arrangement and peaceful home incense by Queen Arden.
Queen Arden’s workspace during a working.
Work work work…
Tobacco leaves grown in Wolf’s garden.
This is about all that I can show of 2020. I will likely get more photos after the rest of the ile has a chance to see this post though.
Thank you for your patience with me, as this has been a period of many trials and much learning, but also many blessings that I am extremely grateful for.
Blessings and Ashé!