I’ll be bringing my typewriter to Seattle to host a Love Letters station at Celebrus Lupercalia, Saturday Feb. 1, 4/8pm-2am at Substation.
a pre-Roman pastoral festival; releasing, love, health, bounty, and fertility.
It is a celebration of the fertile spirit, and we honor this with a [paean] to PAN. The holiday was the inspiration for the western holiday of Valentines and a continuation of the ancient celebration of FEBRUA [~= febrile]; which is the root for the name of the month February. It is a light hearted celebration intended to lift spirits and bring about a bountiful spring summer and harvest season. It is also to honor that romantic desire of connection and lust.
A love letter can be to anyone, of any kind of love you wish to celebrate and commemorate. I can aid you as scribe with transcription or creative guidance, and the letter is a keepsake. I previously typed love letters for people at Behind the Veil 2 in Port Townsend and the variety was a delight. As a young person learning about love, I read a volume or two of love letters by luminaries to their romances, and while I realize those were not addressed to me, they did inspire me to cultivate my own sentiments. I’m pleased to be keeping this art alive. Meanwhile there will be rooms and hours of music, a 4-course dinner to delight, and merriment besides.