Yesterday I attended the B.C. Highland Games in Canada. It was somewhat cold, and somewhat wet. I soon discovered that I sort of had two options: I could either sit in one place where I would be dry but chilled, or I could get up and move around so that I would be warm but also a little wet.
I opted to be warm.
During my meanderings I met two Pagans in less than ten minutes. Neither of them wore pentacles, but I was wearing my pentacle pendant and I have found that other Pagans have ways of identifying themselves to me. The first one asked where I'd gotten my pendant, saying that she'd been looking for a pent styled just like mine but was didn't have much luck. (I got my pent several years ago and all I could tell her was that I found it online via a Google search.) The second Pagan greeted me with "Merry meet!" (Unfortunately I'm not used to people greeting me that way so it took me perhaps five seconds to register exactly what had been said and what it meant.)
Just meeting two other Pagans at one event was surprising enough. But later in the day when I was getting some food I realized that the woman who took my order was wearing pentacles! So that was three fellow Pagans (ok, three Pagans not including my own family members who were also in attendance) I met at one event in Canada.
Then today I was looking at a paper that we had picked up in Canada. I was looking at an article about dogs, and there was a photograph of a guy with a dog. Much to my surprise, I realized that this guy was wearing a pentacle!
Based on everything written above, I could come to the conclusion that B.C. Canada is swarming (relatively speaking) with Pagans. This isn't something that I've noticed in previous visits to Canada, though.
I know I have some Canadian readers. How many Pagans are there up there?