Monday, December 22, 2014

An Ode to Winter Solstice 2014

The winter solstice brings....
Turning points
Season change
Celebrations of nature

In thinking about this year's December 21st Winter Solstice, I felt inspired to write a tributary ode:

Smallest smidgeon of daylight
Offering the turning point and official start to the winter,
Leading us into the longest day of  darkness.
Sacred seasonal celebrations honoring the circular nature of nature.
Tagged also as Yule, Midwinter, Longest Night, the Winter Solstice
Includes rituals, festivals, & celebrations such as the Stonehenge sunrise gatherings.
Coming from the Latin words of sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), the sun's path (while
Equatorially distant) seems to stand still this day before reversing.

This Winter Solstice & the season ahead, may you be filled with the beauty of nature, the crispness of winter, and...
Solitude & Silence
Optimism & Openness
Love & Laughter
Sincerity & Simplicity 
Thankfulness & Thoughtfulness
Innocence & Intelligence
Creativity & Curiosity
Energy & Effervescence 


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