HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
  • LibraryThing
  • Book discussions
  • Your LibraryThing
  • Join to start using.

Happy Solstice!

The Green Dragon

Join LibraryThing to post.

1NorthernStar
Dec 21, 2017, 3:33pm Top

Happy Solstice!

It's winter solstice for those of us in the northern hemisphere - after today the days are getting longer. That always seems like a good reason to celebrate here, where the winter day length is only 6 hours, 14 minutes.

And for those in the southern hemisphere, today is the longest day, and the days will soon be getting shorter.

Today is a beautiful day here: we had fresh snow this morning, and now the sun is out! It's only about -4° C, which is a perfect winter temperature.

2Darth-Heather
Dec 21, 2017, 3:36pm Top

3majkia
Dec 21, 2017, 4:06pm Top



Wishing all who celebrate a Blessed/Happy Yule and Solstice!

4Meredy
Dec 21, 2017, 4:12pm Top

Just like a baby learning to smile after those challenging first weeks, this moment of turning back toward longer days comes just in time. The wait is rewarded!

The last week of darkest days always feels like white-knuckle time to me. By New Year we will be noticing the brightening difference. Great enough reason to celebrate! A cheer for the return of the light, and Happy Solstice to all, because it comes to all whether they celebrate or not.

5tardis
Dec 21, 2017, 5:17pm Top

Happy Solstice!

Is also my 32nd wedding anniversary :)

6NorthernStar
Dec 21, 2017, 6:03pm Top

>5 tardis: and happy anniversary tardis!

7Guanhumara
Dec 21, 2017, 7:40pm Top

Ƿesaþ ȝē hāle!

Wassail!

8hfglen
Dec 22, 2017, 6:33am Top

Happy Anniversary to tardis and a happy solstice to everybody else.

Here both sunrise and sunset get a bit later for a couple of weeks before the shortening days become obvious.

9Marissa_Doyle
Edited: Dec 22, 2017, 10:31am Top

>8 hfglen: Here too (or the inverse--they get shorter for another week or two; the lengthening of the day again isn't obvious until later in January.)

I actually rather enjoy these weeks around the Winter Solstice. It feels like a breather for nature, a short time to rest and let go of the past time of growth before gearing up for the next one. I've tried to internalize that in my life, and it has helped--the dark feels more companionable, like a friend with whom you can sit quietly and not have to speak.

10jillmwo
Dec 22, 2017, 4:28pm Top

Happy Solstice and all the other possible holiday celebrations that are part of this time of year! Just want to wish the best of the season to everyone here!

Many thanks for the fun, the book recommendations, and the friendships that you have all shared in 2017! I look forward to the new year with great hopes for everyone's health and well-being.

Light up your trees so that the wandering sun will come back to see what a grand party we're having!

11Kristelh
Edited: Dec 23, 2017, 12:07pm Top

Happy Solstice (Late) I am always Happy!! when winter solstice arrives and I can anticipate those extra minutes of sunlight from now until June.

Group: The Green Dragon

3,935 members

381,725 messages

About

This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.

Touchstones

No touchstones

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,983,027 books! | Top bar: Always visible