Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Solstice

(Oh yes, we're back-dating posts here.)

Oh my how I love to celebrate the Winter Solstice. The return of the light.

After a morning at the Last Chance Christmas Market in Creemore, I filled my car with goodies and headed home.  We started the fire early, enjoyed rabbit stew, and venison roasted over the fire. Plus good friends, many many good friends.  The children ran around in the snow until way past their bedtime...both of them actually asked me to go to bed, they were so tired.   We took a break from the fire mid evening, when someone got the idea to go Christmas Caroling. So up and down main street we went, singing our (only slightly inebriated) hearts out to those who would listen.  All of this in the midst of one of the worst ice storms in recent history in our area. (We enjoyed about half rain and half snow all night, but we were pretty saturated by the end of the evening.)

 I look forward to doing this again next year, and attaching a bit more ritual to it.  (This year we burned a piece of furniture that has been hanging around here for much too long, injuring me many times.  It is SO wonderful to let go of things and start new. )  A wonderful evening, with wonderful people, in the place that I know is truly my home.

Happy Solstice, my friends.  Enjoy the return of the light! 

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