Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Solstice Poem, December 21, 2016

 Winter Solstice Poem 

 For people of the North 
this is the key moment
 when the Sun lingers for a week 
 on the edge of darkness 

Today we celebrate with lights
-- a long held tradition --
 to coax the Sun back from its gloom 
revealing that our feelings
are much more ancient
than we realize

Two people in silhouette watching the sunset around the time of the winter solstice.

Christmas lights are now the traditional way to mark the end of the year -- but come from our ancient traditions.

Monday, December 5, 2016

We're All Just Animals


 Let's keep it simple: 

 We're all just animals 

 that live in a zoo 

 known as civilization 
New York City (left); Halloween in Austin, Texas (right)

"Let us consider that we are all insane. 
It will explain us to each other; 
it will unriddle many riddles..."
Mark Twain