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New Moon: begin again
photos of hats and shoes and birds, talk of my intention
Sometimes I plan things for this space and I return to my plans and I don’t know what I had in mind. The notes I have made to a future self, no longer connect. As happened this morning when I went to post. So I will wait on my previously planned post and deliver something short and sweet to your inbox today.
Our new moon journey begins today, November 13, and ends on Tuesday, December 12, when the next new moon rolls around.
With this lunation I am exploring a new initiative. I am not prepared to talk much about it here yet (I have tried several times to no avail!). But it will involve applying for a Minnesota Legacy Funding 2023 Grant during this lunation. The funds are from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment which was an initiative that my mom worked on. If you want to remind yourself of her life’s work, read her obituary here. This year the Minnesota Humanities Center was awarded a large amount of money (12 million!) by the legislature to administer grants in various categories — cultural heritage, children’s museums, capacity building, civics, and emergency response. All are due on December 11th, except for the emergency response grants which have a rolling deadline throughout the year (I’m really interested by this category that is intended to support organizations responding to trauma in the community).
A December 11th deadline is perfect for me to roll the process of applying into a neat, circular, lunation. So I begin here with my intention. To continue reaching out to stakeholders and working through the application, and maybe I will share more with you by first quarter moon, on November 20th.
Here is the New Moon Meditation for paid subscribers from my recent series if you want to pause here at the beginning.
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