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Belated Solstice Musings

I've been busy this week finishing up holiday preparations and so on, and so on Solstice itself only had a private moment to think about it. Last night we had a Solstice Observed! party because Friday, and we had a goodly gathering of friends. We made a turkey and risotto and a buche noel (this recipe, you guys, omg!). I'd meant to say some words, but I got overwhelmed by getting stuff ready and people in and out and so on. Anyway, what I wanted to say was something like this:

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, and we celebrate it because after the longest night, the light returns. And not only that, it gets longer and brighter every day. And so this year, right now, has been a very dark time--and frankly there are stirrings that it will get darker yet. But those of us who celebrate the light, we can hold onto it, we can fight for it, and we will keep the light alive, longer and brighter each day. Because that's who we are, and that's what Solstice means.

Probably as well I didn't actually say it--I'm not much for speechifying (though I'm awesome on paper), and easily moved, and probably no one wants a teary Cait when they are trying to eat. But it is still what I thought, and what I still think.

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avictoriangirl
Dec. 24th, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh. That was beautiful and very well said, bb. *wipes tear*

Merry Christmas, sweetie! *squishes tight*

Also, that buche noel sounds delicious! :D

Edited at 2016-12-24 06:45 pm (UTC)
caitri
Dec. 24th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
<3

FWIW I forget all your dietary requirements, but the cake itself is GF (it's basically cocoa and sugar and eggs) and the filling is a light cream that could be engineered to be DF if needed!
fritz42
Dec. 24th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays! And you're right. We need to hold onto the light in the upcoming days and keep fighting for it. Hugs for all that you do!
caitri
Dec. 24th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* <3 We've all got to keep the faith, bb!!
browngirl
Dec. 24th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
This is well and beautifully said, bb.
*hugs you*
caitri
Dec. 24th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

Keep the faith, and the light, bb! <3
sangueuk
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:06 am (UTC)
Lovely thought, thank you!
caitri
Dec. 25th, 2016 07:18 am (UTC)
Keep the faith, bb! <3
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