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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #230 on: December 23, 2017, 03:24:03 pm »
On the other hand, when I lived in New Orleans, where it's 95 degrees through September, it's weird to hear a radio ad for an upcoming "fall festival."

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #231 on: December 18, 2018, 07:22:11 pm »
Friday is the winter solstice. Is anybody going to light a candle, or anything?
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #232 on: December 18, 2018, 07:25:38 pm »
I'm not sure!  I may do something in my apartment.


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #233 on: December 18, 2018, 07:28:05 pm »
We should have our annual "longerdays" celebration.
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #234 on: December 18, 2018, 11:51:14 pm »
This year I'm at a loss for where to find genuine bayberry candles. The place where I used to buy them has closed.  :(
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #235 on: December 19, 2018, 11:57:49 am »
We should have our annual "longerdays" celebration.

We should!  :D

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #236 on: December 19, 2018, 07:40:17 pm »
I think it's pretty cool that this year the Winter Solstice and the full moon almost exactly coincide.

What is it about the Winter Solstice that stirs something atavistic in me, even more than the Summer Solstice?
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #237 on: December 19, 2018, 09:15:49 pm »
Well, are you a summer person, or a winter person?


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #238 on: December 19, 2018, 10:40:00 pm »
I know that in Sweden they celebrate summer solstice by drinking vodka and eating crawfish. I know this because years ago I did a story on the crawfish industry in Louisiana.

So maybe we could come up with some similar custom(s) for Longerdays! After all, we pretty much invented the holiday.

So what should the food be? Most holidays are associated with particular kinds of food: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Passover, New Year's Eve and Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Memorial July 4 and Labor Day (the last three pretty much the same).

So what should the foods be for Longerdays?




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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #239 on: December 20, 2018, 10:08:35 am »
Well, are you a summer person, or a winter person?

I've never thought about it in those terms, but over the past few years, as I've been approaching the upper end of middle age, heat has come to bother me more than cold.

But I don't think it's a matter of summer person vs winter person. I think it's something much deeper than that, something much more primitive, related to the dying of the old year and the arrival of the new, going from the period of decreasing sunlight to increasing sunlight.
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