So normally, I "do up" the sabbats- lots of pomp and circumstance.
This time, I felt like being a "secular witch" for once and just have a good old fashioned feast, the way most Americans do for Thanksgiving (sans football). I wanted to invite my friends and kin to be with me and eat and talk and laugh. No circle casting, no agenda- just community and harvest and good company.
For those that don't know, Mabon is kinda like a witches' Thanksgiving. And what is Thanksgiving if not a huge feast where we feel kinship to one another by breaking bread and sharing our lives? So that's all I felt like doing this time around. I made a commitment to commorating the sabbats with Rowan, so we held a Mabon feast.
We invited folks of every theological stripe, from witches to agnostic folks to Jews (today was also Yom Kippur, so we lit candles and sang in the new year), very low key and those that showed up brought a potluck dish. Yum!
Rowan had several other kids to play with, adults had some lively conversation, and everyone had some yummy food. I felt grateful for my community and friends today, and at the end of the day, that's what it's all about, yes?