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December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice...


The term solstice means “sun stands still” and a few years ago on this cold December night in Providence RI, my sister, mother, niece and father celebrated the winter solstice. It was in gratitude for the returning of the sun and to wish for my father's health. My niece drew a Sun, and we each lit a candle for that wish. I found this verse that reminded me of that wonderful day and how special it is to celebrate and be grateful together.

The gift of light
We thankfully take,
But nothing may be
Just alone for our sake.
The more we give light
To one and another
It shines and spreads life
Growing still further,
Till every spark is set aflame.
Till every heart,
Joy shall proclaim.
-M. Tittman

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