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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Solstice

Friday, December 22. Tonight, I relit my solstice and Christmas candles and as I did, I thought of a young man named Mark and his mother, Darlene. I do not know them, but I lit my candles for them. I learned about this family via Bronxbt and Jack. And so now I post the link for any of you who might follow it and leave your good thoughts and energy on a stranger's blog. Long ago, in this very season, a woman and her son were befriended by strangers. This is a Christmas tale. http://dailydotes.blogspot.com/.

The dead of winter. The dark of night. No moon. Only clouds. And rain pelting the street.

Outside, the lights twinkle on the balcony. Inside, the candles flicker in their votives.

I have grown impatient with the short days and eager for this, the darkest, longest night of winter to arrive. Let the dark have its full. It has reached its zenith and has only tonight to revel in its inky blackness before the scarcely perceptible light begins to make its move
and shift the balance.

11 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

instantly
feel better
as soon as the
winter solstice
is passed -- just knowing each day is a little longer, and summer is now (less than) six months away

like light at the end of the tunnel

/t.

December 21, 2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger Peaches said...

Today is the longest day in Australia.
It is my wedding anniversary.
It is raining.
It wasn't on my wedding day 33 years ago..it was steaming, searing hot.

Love the differences the world shows us, yet we are all on the same ship in space.

Love your stuff, bird.

December 21, 2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

but isn't it strange, for me anyway, the darkest coldest days of winter always seem to be after the solstice, not before?

December 22, 2006 1:41 AM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

/t. will soon be able to be up and about just as soon as his igloo melts. :)

December 22, 2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Ahh, the solstice.

A time to reflect.

A time to dream.

A time to plan.

A time to be remorseful.

A time to rejoice.

A time to share.

A time to be alone.

A time to sip a glass of wine.

A time to be with friend(s).

A time to show love.

A time to know love.

A time to care.

A time to know you are loved.

A time......
to serve others, care about those you serve and share the love in your heart.

A time.....

December 22, 2006 6:43 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

December 22, 2006 7:20 AM  
Anonymous CJ said...

that was beautiful - best of holidaze to all...
cj

December 22, 2006 3:59 PM  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

But whether you can see it or not- the moon still shines...
I know-
Because I can see it! :)
All the way over here- on the east coast :)

and I send the beams over to you~ with a hug...and a smile! :)

December 22, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

bird,
thankees for your post on fuzziechads, and more important, your post on Darlene's site for her poor son.

means a lot you'd follow my call out to cyberspace all the way to hers, then back to mine.

have a wonderful holiday.

Bronxbt

December 22, 2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

happy belated solstice! and enjoy your Christmas, if your "San Francisco values" will allow you to! ;-)

December 23, 2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

well, yes and no....
while it's true that the time shifts slightly toward a longer day now, the thing is, the mornings are still getting later every day.

December 24, 2006 8:03 AM  

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