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“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller  

As equal days and nights embrace each other again in a dance of mystical qualities, the winter solstice has arrived at a time of ritual and celebration. When the shortest day of the year begins an upward spiral to usher in the light of the newborn sun. As the harvest is reaped under the watchful eye of the harvest moon, the frost settles on the pumpkin, the hay is in the barn, and the sheep returned from the highlands. All is as it should be.

The word Solstice literally means ‘stand’ and the whole of humankind seems to obey as the sun keeps a watchful eye on the frozen north for the river run is deep and wide as it is long even when frozen. All is as it should be when the gatekeeper to the Land of Nod holds you to the sacred task… riddle me this… How do you keep the one you love? Love is not kept nor can it be as the flag of selflessness is seen flying over its castle. Love is patient, kind, and good, love is all.


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I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in October of 2012. These are my writings of life and love after the fall but during a time of deep creativity either because or in spite of my illness... Peace and Love... JC

7 thoughts on “Solstice”

  1. A lovely post JC, Helen Keller’s quote is so true.
    As to solstice, we in the sunstarved North now hunger for sun and light and stave it off with all our lit candles and light decorations.
    We are also preparing for a celebration where gifts will be given and only those that are given with love will reach their goal.
    You are right, love is all and without there wouldn’t be light and warmth.



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