The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘Sun standing still’. On this day the Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses its direction as it reaches its southernmost position as seen from the Earth.
Sometime between 12/20 and 12/23 the shortest day of the year takes place. And, this solstice image I created reminds me about how lucky we all are to experience long and short days. Well, just because.
Just another few days before Christmas.
Rush, Rush, Rush
I’m at a point to where I with things could be simple. But, with families and such to see, there will be some travel back and forth the next few days.Then back to the guarded castle. Or that place I hang my hat. Wherever that may be. 🙂
In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. Summer is more wooing and seductive, more versatile and human, appeals to the affections and the sentiments, and fosters inquiry and the art impulse. John Burroughs
First Day Of Winter
So, with this the start of that often dreadful cold season, I look forward to the days ahead of spring, summer and fall. And, yup another winter awaits. A cycle of learning and exploring and another year of life. Beginnings and endings cascading around us.
I remember the days of sliding down the hills with my cousins and once at the bottom of the hill racing back up to repeat over and over again. Those toboggans were hard to steer but fun nevertheless.
The winter, is cold and necessary for life to re balance the planet. At least I think so. Let it get cold enough to kill all the harmful pests and bugs! Oh yeah! lol.
Give thanks this day and every day. Expecting nothing in return. We shall be rewarded in some way that still is a mystery to me.But, I still give thanks.
Thoughts & Ideas, Joseph Kravis 🙂
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