Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  No matter your religious affiliation, you have to marvel at a system so perfectly engineered, to specifically designed that not only do the seasons wax and wane, but that they do it so perfectly and specifically that the exact zenith of each season can be predicted with enough accuracy to create holidays around their celebration.  Some may look at God and see Science, but I look at Science and see God.

The celtic pagans believe that now is time of rebirth, a time to create new resolutions and to elimate that which does not serve.  The Christians, too, celebrate one particularly special birth, and the Jews also celebrate a time of miracles and promises of a better life to come.  Even Science, the fastest-growing religion today, acknowledges that today marks the last time this year when the days will get shorter, and that spring is most certainly impending. 

The exchage of gifts, of good wishes, and of special messages and thoughts are all traditional this time of year, and since I missed Hannukah and will probably not be online for Christmas, I want to wish all of my readers, past, present and future, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Good Solstice, Happy Kwanza, and Blithe Whatever Else I Missed. 

Yes, Blithe.  I'm bringing brainy back.

1 comment:

  1. You well know how important the solstace is to me. It's hard to not have it be to others sometimes.