I didn't write about the solstice yesterday because I wasn't sure that it was going to actually "be." However now that it "is," I can. Does that make sense?
I just finished reading a blog by a woman who lives in BC and celebrates the solstice by making a maze out of cedar boughs, coring apples to hold candles and having the whole family walk the maze outside, while the house sits with doors and windows open to welcome the "new year." Maybe next year.
Today I will walk the maze (really it's a grid, but I weave in and out of the throngs, so I can pretend) of shops at Yonge and Eglinton to start and finish my Christmas shopping. And tonight we will go to a Christmas party hosted by the owner of my office building. It will be an intricate pattern of food, people and since it's being held at a brewery - ale.
Also, at one point I will have to deconstruct the piles of "things to put away" that have formed curious pathways in various rooms of the house and vacuum the cat fur that has taken up residence there as well. I won't even mention the careful treading and sidestepping around personalities and topics of conversation that needs to be done at the various gatherings over the next few days too.
No wonder we celebrate the solstice with mazes!!
The picture is of Christmas lights on our street. There is darkness so we can celebrate the light!
Have an amazing day!!