Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Solstice!























Winter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1573


For those of us stuck on the northern half of the planet, winter officially arrives tomorrow, December 22 at 12:08am CST. Dave and I are going to light a roaring fire outside tonight and imbibe something intoxicating. I hope everyone else greets winter in whatever way they find warm and pleasurable. As for you Aussies, have fun in the sun and pity us.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.
Robert Louis Stevenson

HAPPY SOLSTICE!

chayaruchama said...

How lovely that is, Mary !
[Have you ever seen the tiny Singer Sargent portrait of him?
It's my favorite, because it captures his fevered neurasthenic nature so eloquently.
I'm funny that way- I also crave a very small, triangular wooden gesso of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, with her apron filled with red and white roses. I'll bet everyone walks right by her lovely face]

Enjoy the Solstice, dear ones !
25 years ago, I cooked for 3 days, and crammed a motley assortment of 43 friends into my 2 room flat to celebrate...
Best party I ever had.

What I wouldn't give to experience it with you...

Renee said...

Happy Solstice! I'd love to see a picture of the fire.

BitterGrace said...

I wish I had pics, Renee, but we were kinda busy toasting with Dave's whiskey (acquired in Scotland, of course.)

Add a solstice party to the list of things we should all share someday. I am really not a party gal, but hanging out around a campfire with friends, watching the moon rise--that's my idea of a good time.