Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, December 20, 2010

Out of the Darkness into the Light

Tomorrow, December 21
is the winter solstice...
the first day of winter

and we move out of the darkness
into the light.

Hooray to that!

Here in North America, we will celebrate
with a full lunar eclipse!

I'm setting my alarm for 2 am and praying
for clear skies.

All those poor people stranded at
Heathrow Airport,
I hope you find a way to make
the best of what must be an awful situation.
Dare I wish you, Merry Christmas?


  1. You know I always thought it strange that the first day of Winter means that the days get longer. tom e, it should be the other way.

    Yes, those poor Heathrow people. Such a shame to miss out on seeing their loved ones. My neices are stuck in the UK, they were supposed to be with their parents in Morrocco.

    I am downtown MontreaL and it iS CLOUDY AND OF COURSE LIGHT POLLUTION, but my son says he is going to drag me outside to see the eclipse.

  2. Let me know what you see Chania. Husband says I have to go to the end of the driveway to find a southern exposure. Hope he will put the coffee on!

  3. When you're standing outside in the early morning hours J. just know that I am standing outside at the exact same time and we are both looking at the same's like we are holding hands with the moon connecting us.

  4. I t was too cloudy. Son got up at 2:30 and went to see if he could see anything but he couldn't see anything because of heavy cloud. We were going to go to the top of Mount Royal in our pyjamas with hot cocoa....

  5. Me too Chania...wandered around the empty streets, trying to find a vantage point, but too much cloud cover...never mind, we tried. How about you V? did you see anything

  6. I guess I was one of the lucky ones...I sat outside in the garden chair snuggled in blankets with my puppy on my lap and watched the whole thing...we did have some clouds now and then but you could see through them, I watched for an hour until the moon was completely covered and then when it began to appear again I said my goodnight and went inside.
    It was breathtaking. To think this occurrence hasn't happened in over
    372 years, so even if you couldn't see it you still have experienced it.

  7. I missed it - the weather was so perishingly cold here last night. I remember experiencing an eclipse of the sun a few years back - it was so eerie, all the birds suddenly stopped singing and the sheep in the field across the way huddled under the hedge. It felt really strange.


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