Happy Solstice… It’s the longest night of the year tonight…

They peg the Winter Solstice to this evening. As that great Alaskan blog, The Mudflats, pointed out:

This is one of those holidays that exists objectively, whether we want it or not. Every culture marked it, and every human has noticed it since the beginning of time. And nobody will change it to Monday so we get a long weekend, or combine it with another event and call it “Celestial Day.” It is what it is – simple, scientific, magical and beautiful.

So if you Celebrate the Solstice have a great night… and we can proceed onward to next Summer.

…and here’s a song from one of my favorite musicals, Rogers and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse, “The Shortest Day of the Year:

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on December 22, 2011, in Announcement, Climate Change, event, Family, history, News, Opinion, quote, Science, Weather, wild things, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love the pure natural simplicity of the Solstice. It’s not faith, it’s fact, and just observing it is wonderful and puts you in rhythm of the natural world. I don’t need another holiday this season. This one is special enough. Happy Solstice! 🙂

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