Having fires here has always been a really special thing to do, even before Brighid was born.
Just being able to have a fire in the city, and sing songs and tell stories around a fire. It’s not something that we really equate with an urban experience.
When I found out I was going to have a child, I wanted to be close to this park. Because I wanted that experience to be a regular part of our life.
It’s been a big part of Brighid’s life.
If you’re Christian, you have your baptism, and if you’re Jewish, you have a bris. We aren’t religious in a traditional way, but I feel like it’s important to have rites of passage.
When she was three months old, we had the naming ceremony here. All kinds of people came. We told the story of the goddess that she was named after, and people made pledges. And now we still come here. We book the fire pit and have sing-alongs.
Thanks to Brighid and Kim for sharing their story. Check out Brighid’s website to hear some of her folk music!