Today is the feast day of St Matthew.
"St Matthew's Day bright and clear brings good wine in next year"
His day falls close the the autumnal equinox; it's time to close the beehives for the year (St Matthew shut up the bee) and to prepare for the darker nights ahead (St Matthew get candlesticks new). It is also one of the two days known as the devil's nutting days, when it's unwise to go to the woods to gather nuts. Glad I can get mine from the garden!! LOL
Also, today is International Day of Peace
I shall be lighting my table candle, hoping for peace in the world.
If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
Like most things worth striving for, it begins in the soul, within the individual.