Yule

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Yule, Mother Earth’s rite of passage towards the coming Equinox.
From 60N,
it’s impressive –

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Night overrides shafts from a sun that barely dares getting aloft…
A few degrees’ elevation to be precise.

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In other words, light from our great celestial star becomes precious.
Shortest day, longest
night,
as
sun eyes
directly into tropic of
Capricorn.

What
does it
mean to islanders
inside a storm?

Candle-lit world, cinnamon scented sanctuary as darkness creeps earlier than thought…
Time to
open tokens of love, and
reconvene with a few friends – enjoy the magic of powder propelled & sparked to light us up for a moment. Live music shared in between hail and rain showers… Then a hot drink before retracing our own steps.

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Time to regain precious seconds and gaze at return of the sun.

Have a wonderful Yule, festive season, Solstice Day, whatever side of the Equator 🙂

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Filed under 2014, 60N, Arcania, celebration, colours, december, earth, fire, geopoetics, home, images, island, lerwick, life, north, scotland, shetland, spirit, winter, wishes, world, writing, Yuletide

2 responses to “Yule

  1. Thanks Nat! May the year ahead bring you good things! Have a happy Xmas. Nicky 🙂

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