Checking in from the Broom Closet
|It's roomier than it looks.|
Just in case you don't follow my Twitter or Facebook, you may have been wondering why the Riot has been so quiet this week. My parents, the lovely folks that they are, have come in for the week from Texas. It has been wonderful having mom and dad here, as I don't get to see them very often - what with living 1300 miles away and working retail. (They don't exactly like you going home for Christmas or Thanksgiving.)
But, there have been a lot of things that I have noticed this week. I noticed how it felt to box up my altar and witchy books. I noticed how everything about what my life has become is skewed when viewed through southern eyes. I noticed how even things like the fact that I am big on recycling and have changed my diet to include a large amount of organic produce and fruit is viewed as a bit odd. The eschewing of expensive things...and the whole thing.
Episode 56 will be recorded this weekend. (Either Friday or Saturday) I was hoping to get your feedback in time for the show on what it's like to be in the broom closet. See, the interesting thing about my life is that everyone, including Partner's family, knows that I am pagan. Just...not my family. The reasons why will be discussed in the Spirituality portion of Episode 56. But, I am wanting to get the perspective of the Rioters.
Who in your life is kept out of your broom closet? What are your reasons for doing so? What do you feel are the pro's and con's of keeping a tidy little space for yourself in the broom closet? Is there an age/job field/life era in which being in the broom closet is kind of a requirement?
Let me know your stories by sending an email to IncitingARiotPodcast@gmail.com.
Love and Lyte,