Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

The dance older than you.

December 6, 2017

 

True, it's a celebration of the return of the light--but there is such peace, so much breathing room, and so much space for joy in the darker days of December. Also true, our foremothers and forefathers knew what they were doing when they danced and drummed in the solstice sun, pulling a community together that may or may not have needed distraction from a scarcity of food, a scarcity of warmth. 

 

But a community joined together in the adamant refusal to be brought down by the elements, by hardships that can't be wished away, generates so much energy, so much trust, so much comfort, selflessness, and compassion that the necessity for celebration has spanned centuries. 

 

Join in the dance older than you, older than the oldest person you can think of, older still than the oldest tree, fueled by the earth herself and drum energy into the year to come fueled by the years past. 

 

 

 

 

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