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Re: Happy Imbolc!
« Reply #210 on: January 26, 2016, 02:04:22 pm »
Can spring be far behind?

Imbolc originated as a Gaelic festival that celebrated the beginning of spring. Until today, it falls at the midpoint between the winter and spring equinox, usually around Feb. 1. The word “imbolc” refers to sheep's milk in Old Irish. During ancient times, lactating ewes represented one of the first signs of spring.

Here we are discussing lactation again :laugh: but wouldn't the ewes lactate in response to giving birth? In which case maybe the lambs would be a sign of spring, but the ewes wouldn't spontaneously lactate with the seasons ... or would they?

Or maybe I'm overthinking it. Maybe it's just new lambs = lactation = sheep's milk = spring.  :)


For me, the first sign of spring is when I can put in a full day of work at the office and when I go out to my car it's still completely light out.

We're not there yet, but at least it's no longer pitch dark. More like twilight.

So, in the spirit of the old Irish, I will name the beginning of spring Noheadlights.  ;D





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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #211 on: January 27, 2016, 09:41:42 am »
:laugh:

With  Easter coming early this year, Ash Wednesday falls on Feb 10th, so I've decided that this Friday I'll be putting up my Mardi Gras decor around my cubicle.

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Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #212 on: May 01, 2016, 09:57:21 pm »
It's Beltane! And we just about missed it!
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #213 on: May 02, 2016, 12:17:27 pm »


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #214 on: December 16, 2016, 03:46:43 pm »
The Winter Solstice is approaching: Wednesday, December 21.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2016, 06:05:06 am »
The Winter Solstice is approaching: Wednesday, December 21.


Yes, and as usual, it can't come fast enough. Looking forward to days getting longer again! :)

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2016, 10:45:37 am »
Yes, and as usual, it can't come fast enough. Looking forward to days getting longer again! :)

It's almost time to celebrate Longerdays!  :D



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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #217 on: December 21, 2016, 11:35:07 am »
And sol returns! At about 3:30 Mountain Standard Time! I'll be lighting a candle and probably doing a Tarot reading. I certainly need some insight into the coming year!
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #218 on: December 21, 2016, 12:04:17 pm »
Someone posted this (I cleaned up most of the errors):

An old Persian tradition. Persian people celebrate the longest night with fruits like pomegranate and watermelon and all kinds of mixed nuts and dried fruit, reading poems all night long. An ancient tradition to celebrate the longest night and birthday of the sun as days will get longer next morning. It is called Yalda night.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #219 on: December 21, 2016, 12:34:26 pm »
And sol returns! At about 3:30 Mountain Standard Time! I'll be lighting a candle and probably doing a Tarot reading. I certainly need some insight into the coming year!

It's already winter here! I'd like to light a candle at sunset, but I won't be home until after dark.  :(
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