Friday, 18 December 2009

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

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.


Helene said...

My husband was born on Dec 21. The darkest day... I always tell him he is the brightest spot on the darkest day... but I like your story too! =]

imac said...

You have to see Darkness to enjoy the Light - as in
You have to feel sorrow to experience Happiness.
Have a Happy weekend Anna-Lys.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post...


Anonymous said...

here in the north
this day marks the start
of our long climb back to light,
and the warmth of our summer solstice

but today, australia burns

× × ×


Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

It depends. The south polish people will experience the opposite. Goblins and penguins disagree on this point. "All is relative" as the profet said.

Hermeneutical greetings from

Tomushka said...

Answer about my post :)
Ana-Lys, when u read such strange posts on my blog, please just know that it is an advertisement, and I've been paid to write it :)

Anonymous said...

Hi and well met ana lys.

I looked at your blog. It is fine and you show an interest in nature which i like.
I've been to Copenhagen summit which is iteresting. Are or world going to surivive. I don't know anymore. I love the picture of winter.

Tom Bailey said...

I like your thoughts in this. It reminds me of this time called "right now".

Thanks for sharing.

dianne said...

Thank you Anna-Lys, such lovely thoughts and words of the Winter Solstice to share with us. ♡

t/. is correct Australia is burning but thankfully not where I live...well not yet.

Mariana Soffer said...

Great words, I always wonder why the dark hours have that something speciall, maybe is because they are preparing the light ours to appear.
Take care

ANNA-LYS said...

I imagine he is a very social and caring person that lights up any dull party. My little brother that are no longer with us, was born on a date close to Your husband, and he was a sunbeam, until he died at 15. My girlfriend since young age likewise, she still are the one at every gathering or party, that walks around with her drink talking to everyone, and makes sure no one is left alone ;-)

True, very true. I often think that people that are very whining and egoistic, when someone tells a sun shine story, has not experienced real misery, or lack the ability to take the "others" perspective. And vice versa, people that can see the light beyond almost every sorrow, must have been going through hell, themselves (as long as they are not superficial and false smiling persons, but, they are soon discovered in a mass :-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Winter Reaper
Thank You, the things we pay tribute to, have a tendency to grow in front of our eyes. That is why I try to find (as this blogs under title says " ... treasure chests of guffaw and love in our darkest and deepest contexts of life".

Lovely description of our Northern part of the world ... and a knife sharp needed reminder of that there are parts of the world that suffer from to much light, no food, no water or in this times of climate changes, to much water. Thank You /t.! That was one of the reasons I needed to see the tiny, tiny light in the darkness. <3

ANNA-LYS said...

Yes, everything is related to something else. Like I put forward in this post, and Imac strengthened ... without darkness, no light and white can not exist if there was no black, because we can't visualise or experience anything if it is not related to something, it would not make sense.

Spiral greetings ;-)

Aj, katten! ha ha ha
How much have they paid You? LOL

ANNA-LYS said...

Welcome to my humble dwelling ;-)
I don't know any longer "what we are" or what we are becoming. I have meet enormous many bloggers that think that we earth people don't have any survival problems, even if they on the next post describes hurricanes, floods and climate changes in their own environment, they don't consider them as climate changes. To me the difference between weather change and climate change is that a climate is a contextual pattern over time, whilst weather is something that happens occasionally. I have witnesses several climate changes in my own environment that can be related to our way of living ...

Right now I am most puzzled over this:

When animals recognizes patterns in their environment that might lead to their extermination - they start to migrate, and find new places to live. Humans has done that since the very beginning, and we have walked long ways to find places to live on.

On many places on earth today there are no longer ways of survive and they need to move to greener places. We have stopped that natural way of surviving, we have borders, passports and thereby are we killing our own species ... yes, sometimes even I have problems with focusing on the "bright side of life".

ANNA-LYS said...

Tom Bailey
Thank You!
I have lately discovered that "I had a dream", a dream that Internets distant communication would unite people, make them closer to each other, no matter ethics, sexes, colours, and nations etcetera. That we could share a mutual understanding and thereby go beyond politics, war and gatekeepers no matter how dark it looked through other media.
LOL I guess I still see some light and will not give up!

Thank You, for Your patience with my clumsiness, if it is of any excuse, this post is not only close to the Winter Solstice, it is also I way to deal with Copenhagen COP15, to not give up, no matter how dark it looks, to gather strength in times of hoplessness. So, dear Dianne, this post is for You to!!! <3

ANNA-LYS said...

Beautifully put forward. I am convinced that we need this dark side of life to contemplate and change, take new steps forward, a rebirth.

This is the first day of our new ways of living!

ANNA-LYS said...

May the Light be with YOU!

<3 <3 <3

Rick said...

Lovely lesson, Ana-lys. I was thinking about you the other day after a friend told me there were no free spirits left in the world. So fortunate to have you as the exception.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you know I'm a diver. When diving under the sea I think best.
Definitly people can't stay where they are. They should move but wehere. The problem seems to be that the tribes which once controlled a small town or area now controls large areas. Other people not legitamate buissiness are enimis. Its human nature to protect ourselfs. And millions of people from other countries (not western allies or neighoirs) will be considered enimies.
Sweden had a progrssive fugitive politics in the 90s and that caused huge upheavles in society. Many millions in the same time would not be accepted by the society. This problem increases if the people are "strnage".

Tomushka said...

ANNA-LYS - not much, around 20 $ :D

Steve Malley said...

On my side of the world, the height of summer. Flowers bloom, the sun smiles and pants are optional.

But in this time of Greatest Light, the shadows once again begin to creep...

Merry Christmas, miss!

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Highly interesting, the colourmath.
Do you want me to show you how to make a link?

foam said...

i love the winter solstice.
from dark into light ..
i am so ready.
i'm sorry you lost a brother at such a young age.

dianne said...

Thank you Anna dear, thank you for sharing this post with me, I hope something really positive and enlightening comes out of the Copengahen conference. ♡

Dick said...

True words, I guess after all the darkness will make the light much brighter.

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Probably I am a fool, but isn't
"May the Light be with YOU!" above supposed to be a link?

GMG said...

Darkness? A question of latitude; imagine December 21st in Antarctica...

Anonymous said...

Today is the darkest day of year, but the snow newly fallen will light it up

laughingwolf said...

the shortest day, but the longest night... best for those who prefer the dark ;) lol

Karl said...

Have a Happy Solstice!

Jon said...

Big laughs @ Winters Reaper!!!

and solstice is great... like getting past the saddest part of a wonderful story!

Adrian LaRoque said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Enjoy the season!

puerileuwaite said...

That reminds me. I have to renew my online Dungeons and Dragons account by the 31st.