Tonight is the Winter Solstice,the moon and stars are very clear in the frosty air. Airports and stations have been closed and travel disrupted as once more Mother Nature teaches us that we are not masters of this beautiful Planet but it's children. The cold and snow has made me think about the way we live ,always rushing, so demanding and obsessed with material things. I am as guilty as the next person, I do "Retail Therapy" sometimes but this extra cold winter has turned me inward .I have been reading about the myths and legends associated with the Soltice and Christmas.
A lonely human dwarfed by the winter landscape,what lurks in the dark woods beyond,wolves maybe!
The constant need for sustainance,staying warm to stay alive until the Spring.
Elemental fire,the Yule Log,the holly,ivy and bay!
So I have been sitting by the stove reading "The Winter Solstice" by John Matthews and imersing myself in old lore and hoping that the Glastonbury Thorn will survive the recent attack and bloom again!