And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It Begins

To me, the new year always begins after Winter Solstice. I don't know of any culture that starts the year at this time, but somehow it always seems like a beginning. The sun is now returning to our lives, little by little, and each day is longer. Spring is now officially on it's way (though I won't see any signs of it for months) and there is the promise of renewal in the air.

That makes the Christmas celebrations of my family the first celebrations of the new year, in my mind, and they begin today. For two days I will be racing from place to place, eating myself sick, and watching the Sprouts open copious gifts. It will be a good time.

I have had many things bouncing around in my head, some deep and some not so much. Hopefully in the next few days they will make their way here...but until then



Fr. Peter Doodes said...

And the same to you and yours as well as well.


Finding Pam said...

I tend to agree with you about the New Year. It does feel like it starts now. I always like it when the days become longer.

Merry Christmas.

Lynne said...

Merry Christmas Barefott!

Deb said...

Merry Christmas to you too! :)

RuthieJ said...

Merry Christmas Barefoot. I hope you have enjoyable and safe holiday travels.

Lisa said...

Happy Winter's Solstice to you, my dear! May the light shine brighter, and the calm prevail this coming year!!