A Month of Devotional Thought — Haides, Day 27

Today I will be discussing how my relationship with Haides has changed over time. This is a relatively easy one for me considering that earlier this month I passed my 50th birthday.

When I was younger, I really didn’t give much thought to Haides other than acknowledging his role within the Hellenic pantheon and his relationship with Persephone. I also had a feeling of “invincibility” that is relatively common with people in their twenties.

It was really after I was in my late thirties that I started to have a closer relationship with Haides due to my being in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. I was very much aware of how Haides was impacting that part of the country, and in fact, the whole country.

The birth of my daughter also brought me closer as childbirth is a liminal experience where in the process of giving life, sometimes the mother gives her life. And now, as I have passed the half-century mark and my period of fertility has ended, I am aware of how close my entrance into his realm will be approaching within the next few years and am feeling more in tune with him.

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