Saturday, 21 December 2013

Happy Summer Solstice

 Summer Solstice this year is at
Saturday, 21 December 2013, 17:11 UTC

This is cute, but what I always think of is the fact that it is the longest day of the year, and from here in, the days are going to get shorter and shorter. The birds in the garden are currently waking up at 3:30 and making a joyful noise and bragging about the worms they have caught. :D

I have always liked the summer solstice as it marks the point where Christmas is just around the corner.   

The whole thing about being brought up in the southern hemisphere is that all of the symbols used to show what the middle of winter feast were just weird. The concept of needing to celebrate surviving the depths of winter, when it is amazingly warm outside required just a little more imagination. 

Thinking about it, in this modern world that we live, even if you are in the northern hemisphere in the depths of winter, you can still pick up your favourite pineapples from the grocery store. 

So let's collectively think of our long ago ancestors that sat in cold caves and had to celebrate surviving the depths of winter. 

Last year this time, we were all waiting for the end of the world as we knew it. Well I have had an amazing year and filled it will a whole lot of living. 

Happy summer or winter Solstice and I hope you have a good one.

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