I have always felt a close connection to nature. Like so many others in the modern western world, I was taught to think of such special feelings toward nature or toward the energy of my ancestors etc as silliness, childish imaginativeness, or an over abundance of creativity. Now that I am a man with a life and a family of my own, I recognize paganism as a natural and true spiritual path that feels like home to me. I am busy reading and trying to communicate with others about it to learn as much as I can. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to be "out" as a pagan at the moment, mostly due to the whole life and family thing I mentioned earlier, which has a pretty typical modern American protestant base when it comes to religion/spirituality. It's safe to say I have to be sneaky for now and try to slowly, little by little allow my pagan leanings to leak into my life over time so as not to shock, alienate and dismay my friends and loved one's.
Blessings to you all!
Too many to begin listing. Currently (7/25/11) reading Jim Butcher's Furies series.