Thinking About – Labels
What does it bring to mind when you read those words?
Do you have an image of what that is, the kind of things I like, the way I behave, what I wear, who I am?
Some would say that I have just ‘labelled’ myself, but have I really? I would suggest that we look at little deeper.
I have to be honest, I don’t like the way the word label is used in this context. It is restrictive, inaccurate, and quite pointless. In truth we relate to many things and one of the things I relate to is modern Druidry. I am in relationship with it to the point that I identify with being one myself.
I also go crazy at Download Rock Festival to Slipknot and Slayer, and sing along to classic folk songs at my local folk club.
I care for the environment, recycle, buy as ethically as I can, but I also love Formula One and have to use air travel to go and play at overseas concerts.
I’m a pacifist who loves horror movies and books.
I believe in reincarnation, and I have no idea what will happen to me when I die..
My music is my life.
My kids are my life.
My family and relationships are my life.
My spirituality is my life.
I love company.
I love to be alone.
So I am a modern Druid, but this is not a label. None of them are labels. They are the things I love and enjoy, the roadsigns of my life, the things that, all together, make up who I am. Individually not one of the them defines me, together they make up my life.
I don’t use labels.
I couldn’t afford the bill from Avery…