When I am feeling glad;
You help to heal my injured heart
Whenever I am sad.
I hope that you can see
How meaningful your friendship is;
You’re a total joy to me.
(( kram ))
The birthday of the Sun and of the year. We experience the greatest darkness, the hours of darkness are so much greater than the hours of daylight. And yet, it is within this time of greatest darkness that the Light of the World is reborn, for now the hours of daylight will begin to grow and the hours of darkness will lessen.
The celebration of St Lucy spread over all of Europe. But the place where she is most beloved is Scandinavia, where light is especially welcome in the long hours of winter darkness. On her day, the eldest (or youngest) daughter rises before dawn and fixes a breakfast of special pastries and coffee for her family. She appears in their bedrooms, dressed in a white dress belted with a red sash, and wearing a wreath of greens and four (or seven or nine) lighted candles. Sometimes the wreath is made of green rue and decorated with red ribbons. She serves traditional pastries called lussekatter (or Lucy cats), x-shaped pastries, sometimes flavored with saffron. Other traditional foods served in her honor include saffron buns, ginger biscuits and glogg, a hot spiced wine with aquavit.
(source: School of The Seasons)
With this post I throw some thoughts and light upon my friends living in the Northern hemisphere and those of You that see darkness around You, despite the presence of the Sun. I hope there will be light falling upon us all, but most of all - You are the Light of my Life!
Have a lovely light season,
Your vote will be presented to world leaders at the COP15 UN climate summit in Copenhagen, telling them to seal a fair and effective climate deal.
http://www.showyourvote.org/vote?skin=miniThis is how the engagement looks (so far):
- 1127481 Asian votes
- 37149 African votes
- 26154 European votes
- 17924 Oceanic votes
- 12885 South American votes
- 7495 North American votes
- 16 Antarctic votes
Of course, the voting has to be related to Internet access and population, but, even so, it can by an ocular survey give a pretty fare picture of the citizens engagement in saving our planet. IF you have a hint of population and Internet access, and even electricity distribution.
Shame on us!