Friday, 23 December 2011

Winter Solstice

I have always made a point to celebrate in some way the winter solstice. This can seam a bit wired as I am a Christian and that is not something that is normally done.
But I like the idea of it.
The winter solstice for me isn’t just the longest day of the year; it is us coming out of the dark.
In so many ways I think of the solstice as more important than New Year. A New Year is just the beginning of a set of days that were chosen long ago but the solstice happens despite human interference.
It is the world it self making a new start and coming out of the dark.
Not everyone in the world has the same calendar as I do in the western world. The longest day, or shortest day in the southern hemisphere, is something that we all experience.
I am very happy to get out of the dark and start a fresh.
Though as I say this I still make new years resolutions… but this years I am at a loss on what to do. Why the hell not? May have to stay for another year!

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