Thursday, December 22, 2011

thank you ancients

Thank you, ancients, for giving us so many of our Christmas customs of today.
As the sun diminished, many thought the world was waning.
But evergreens grew; thus, we have Christmas trees.
I welcome the shortest day of the year
welcome the return of sun
welcome winter
hope for snow or rain or both
wish all a joyous Christmas
celebrate family
celebrate the gifts of nature
celebrate the coming of a new year
the sun has set on the longest day of the year
new beginnings tomorrow

1 comment:

  1. Oh, were you at Stonehenge for solstice? I got to visit in 2000, but not at the right time - and not very close. Happy New Year!