Monday, December 17, 2007

2:30 Moon

Some would say that winter begins on Decmber 21. This is something that I question. Not the law of nature and seasonal changes, but the idea that different regions would not have different dates to observe the changes in seasons. Some areas may have a 6 month beginning in November winter and others a 2 month winter beginning in January. While this regional seasonal diversity might not be observed to its full extent, the Winter Solstice is something that has been celebrated during this time for thousands of years. Each year, the Earth reaches the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, and daylengths are at their shortest. Then the Earth begins its return to the Sun. This turning point has been happening since the planet was formed, and is observed as the Winter Solstice. The celebration is for the return of the sun, its warmth and light during the darkest time of the year. So gather with friends, share food and music, light fires, and appreciate this point in the cycle. We are having a Potluck here at D Acres on December 22 to celebrate. We invite you all to attend. BE

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