Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blessed Solstice

Stars burn bright in the indigo night where the wheel of time rolls onward.







Pre-Dawn, Winter Solstice in Malvern


Time is a hard illusion, even on winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. Today, the Lord of Night celebrates his zenith. And, look! He takes care to invite his golden brother to the banquet, because he knows his days are numbered. He knows that the Lord of Light, feeble, nearly spent, begins his ascendancy this day. Today, the wheel turns, the pendulum swings, and the light grows slightly brighter. The days will grow longer, the Dark Lord will grow weaker, and his brother will pass him on the wheel, carried upward. And, six months from now, it will be he who comes, weak, and nearly spent to his brother’s banquet. To rise.

So, as you hustle and bustle, regardless of your beliefs, I counsel you to stop. Even as you count up all the things of life you must attend to. Even as you hold your patience like the first egg of the next season. Even as dusk comes too damned early. Even as the indifferent wheel keeps turning. Stop. Look up. The sky is dark. The stars are bright. And, for this moment, time pauses.

But, only for a moment, before the universe rolls on.

Blessings to you and yours.

6 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Fe! Let's all do it....p a u s e.

Now SJ, is in amazing gear is he not?

Hope all is well with you and your family and that you have a very special holiday season.

Lori

CoyoteFe said...

Greetings, Lori!
We ould solve a bunch of things if we could manage to pause.

I am glad to see SJ's posts!

Wishing you warmth, light and happiness for the holidays. (And, maybe a break in the snow!)

One Red Horse said...

Happy Solstice Fe! One of my favorite days. Noticing the day I remembered one long ago Winter Solstice. My son and I did a ritual at the beach that year, the year his father died. We wrote out our fears and buried them in the winter sand. His fear - not having a chance to say goodbye. Ah, 20 Solstices later I recall that day as if it was only a few breaths past. Blessings! Cherie

CoyoteFe said...

Cherie -

Sorry for your loss. I wish for you continued strength. Blessings back to you.

Esther Garvi said...

Merry Christmas, Fe!
Hope you have the best of days with all your loves ones!
Warm greetings from Africa,
Esther

CoyoteFe said...

Merry Christmas, Esther!
Wishing you a warm (like you need that in Africa!) and happy holiday for you and all those you love.

Be well!