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Riggin’ Up The Lights

Riggin’ Up the Lights

Picking out the tree was fairly easy once I asked the right questions. However, the annual challenge of Christmas lights did not go so smoothly. After the events listed below, I had to take a mini break from “riggin’ up the lights.”

• Two indoor wreaths had lights that did not work, requiring the removal of old lights and wrapping with new ones assisted charmingly—but ineffectually—by four-month-old Bagheera” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>kitten Bagheera. At one point, lying on his back, he slid out from underneath the wreath, peering up at me like a mechanic who had just checked the suspension!

• While hanging the holiday wreath on the front door, I had to chase indoor kitten Bagheera down the outside front walkway twice–earning him the seasonal nickname “Dasher.”

• While replacing most of last year’s bulbs and stringing up the outside lights, I dropped a bulb that shattered, requiring me to return inside for the dustpan and brush. At this point, Bagheera, who had been lying in wait, escaped for the third time. This time, he earned another name, which we cannot print.

• And, after all of that, a neighbor who shall remain nameless questioned whether I should have bothered stringing my Christmas lights since no one could see them from the street. I tartly responded that at least I could enjoy them, and that counted!

• Finally, I discovered that I had no working lights for my Christmas tree, sigh…at which point decorating took a break to await further supplies.

Through all of this, there were moments when the parody song The 12 Pains of Christmas played in my head. Next year, I think I will send Reiki to myself and the situation beforehand.

I have yet to get to the Christmas cards, but perhaps by then, Bagheera “Dasher” De Dan can lick envelopes!

Happy Holidays from all of us at WRSH!
Rose De Dan, Puma, Kiya, Cougar, Sand and Bagheera


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Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. Her classes, sessions and ceremonial work are inspired by wild and domestic animals who have issued a call to action for personal and global healing.

Her book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism features heartwarming stories about animals and their role in her evolution as an energy worker and shamanic healer.

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