Well, it is that special time of year... Winter Solstice. It is the shortest day today and a very magical one it is too. The 21st December is the day of great celebration and I want to celebrate it with you.
happy solstice! i wish we did things like The Burning of the Clocks. that sounds really cool!
Founded in 1993, the celebration centers round a procession of lanterns and costumes, made from withies (willow canes) and white tissue paper, led by local bands with a carnival atmosphere. The procession makes its way through Brighton city centre to the seafront where the festivities culminate in a lantern bonfire, accompanied by fireworks. The costumes all include a clockface to represent the passing of time, although each year has a slight change of theme.
Same Sky, an arts initiative first organised the event to commemorate the Co-Op's 150th Birthday. They explain: "Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas. People gather together to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year ... The lantern makers become part of the show as they invest the lanterns with their wishes, hopes, and fears and then pass them into the fire. Same Sky are masters at creating new urban rituals to replace those traditional festivals that were lost in the dash to be new and non superstitious."
No Probs...... Stand by the road... You Will Seeeee It pass... Make sure you wave, or the pilot won't stop! Can't tell you exactly what the ETA will be... but anytime between Now and Xmas Eve!! (better take your coat )
Think of some lovely healing thoughts for the world. If you do this it will help, believe me... it will be positive. Close your eyes and concentrate ... feel the love rise from your heart and it will be good. Thinking of you, with love x
that is 2012... two years, I think. I wont be scared, as i said, it proves a great deal about the meaning of life and death. If it happens you have lived life with good intentions there is nothing to worry about. If it doesnt happen, then you have still lived life with good intentions, then you still have nothing to worry about. So to conclude... live life with good intentions and you will have nothing to worry about!
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