GOG's 2014 Yule Ritual honored
The Fool as Storyteller
(photos to come!)

Omen: Stitchomancy from--

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, WB Yeats:
"Witches and fairy doctors receive their power from opposite dynasties: the witch from evil spirits and her own malignant will; the fairy doctor from the fairies, and a something-- a temperament-- that is born with him..."

The Rattle Bag, edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes:
"This carol they began that hour,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
How that life was but a flower
In the spring time..."
(Shakespeare, As You Like It)

Italian Folktales, selected and retold by Italo Calvino:
"You entered the contest and won. Why do you refuse to reveal who you are?"
(From Liombruno)