My dear friend H. shared this with me after reading my last post. I love it. I have to share it. H., I hope you don't mind:
It has often been said that the greatest joy tends to follow deep sorrow. What is so wonderful about the winter solstice is that once we are past that moment of time we can look forward to brighter skies. Slowly at first, then more rapidly as we go into January and February, days get longer and everything around helps us celebrate the increase of light. It speaks well for the human spirit that our greatest religious celebrations take place at winter solstice time, as people radiate warmth of fellowship and love on these dimmer days. The festivals of darker days are really celebrations of light.Happy Solstice, all. Here's to warmer days.
In one of his plays, Shakespeare said, "Darkness has its uses." It seems appropriate that our long winter nights shimmer with the brightest stars: Orion, Canis Major, Gemini, Taurus, to name a few beautiful winter constellations. The light they send at night to inspire our minds makes up for the loss of daylight. When we see these brilliant winter stars, migrating farther west each evening, we know with certainty that once more light is on the rise, for we have passed the point of lowest illumination and are surely headed toward warmer days.
It indeed is a wonderful post from H. Thanks so much for sharing....Good Luck!
"Here's to warmer days" ...agreed.
The lengthening of days ...something that happens so slowly we barely notice it day to day ..is something I always think about when I think of healing.
Here from ICLW ...just read your entire blog ...may your christmas be peaceful ...
That is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you for sharing it. I hope it comes true for all of us.
I am so glad you shared. It is a dark, snowy day here. Not our first and certain not to be our last this winter, but the light shines through. Thank you.
I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you brighter & warmer days ahead.
This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
I wrote about the solstice in my blog today too. Hoping that things will get better from here on out for both of us.
I really admire your strength and resilience.
That sums it up- onward and up... To better days..now we get to really appreciate happiness when we experience it, more so than those who never have known despair.
This post was so poignant to how I am feeling today, thank you for sharing.
i say enjoy the winter. embrace the cold.
That's a beautiful picture and beautiful words. Thank you for sharing!
That's very beautiful. Here's to warmer days indeed. Thinking of you. *ICLW*
that is so true! guess i'd never thought of it like that, but thanks for sharing! as much as i love winter, i am looking forward to longer days with sunlight!
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