“I’m a Catholic, but the Wiccan Rede makes sense to me.”

Wiccans sometimes catch hell (no pun intended) and are called witches, satanists, and other scary words.  In my opinion, the Wiccan Rede (Creed) makes more sense than those of most other religions.  Pretty much, when you sum it all up, it means two things:

  1.  As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone, including yourself, do whatever you want.
  2.  You’re liable to be treated however you treat others.

I don’t see how anyone can find fault with that.

Bide the Wiccan Rede ye must,
In perfect love, in perfect trust.
These eight words ye must fulfill:
“An harm ye none, do as ye will.”
And ever mind the Rule of Three:
“What thou sends forth returns to thee.”
Follow these with mind and heart,
For merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Dance has been my life for almost 50 years. Performing, and teaching, ballet is what I do... what I did. I had no plans to retire anytime soon, but June of 2016, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. It’s a neurological, degenerative, movement disease. I won't be dancing for very much longer if at all. I am losing control of my arms & legs, my muscles are stiffening up, & my sense of balance has ceased to exist. I’ve tied my last pair of pointe shoe ribbons. I now "dance" & "choreograph" through video. Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is my favorite subject. Videos like "Take Me To Church" and "Make Love Not Walls" helped rocket him into superstar status. Unfairly or not, he was deemed the "Bad Boy of Ballet" because of his off stage antics & multiple tattoos soon after becoming the youngest principal dancer ever at the Royal Ballet. Growing up under a microscope proved difficult, however, he's emerged on the other side a veritable supernova!

Thoughts, opinions, suggestions? I'd love to hear from you!