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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:24 PM

Merry Winter Solstice, Everybody!

Hopefully everyone will gather around their Solstice tree for the sacrificial fruitcake eating and hot wine drinking ceremony tonight.

I look forward to this all year long. It's second only to the ritualistic Summer Solstice hat dancing festival in Akron every year.

Come back, Mother Sun. Absolve us of our sins.

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Reply Merry Winter Solstice, Everybody! (Original post)
MrScorpio Dec 2013 OP
liberal_at_heart Dec 2013 #1
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #2
Siwsan Dec 2013 #3
Nika Dec 2013 #4
2naSalit Dec 2013 #5
Generic Other Dec 2013 #6
Glassunion Dec 2013 #7
seattledo Dec 2013 #8
bvar22 Dec 2013 #9
ErikJ Dec 2013 #10
Name removed Dec 2013 #11
ErikJ Dec 2013 #13
Name removed Dec 2013 #16
roguevalley Dec 2013 #22
arcane1 Dec 2013 #12
tosh Dec 2013 #14
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #15
sibelian Dec 2013 #17
warrprayer Dec 2013 #18
DemoTex Dec 2013 #19
MFM008 Dec 2013 #20
silverweb Dec 2013 #21
nilesobek Dec 2013 #23

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. Happy Solstice!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. And to you and yours as well.

 



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:34 PM

3. Happy Solstice, right back at you!!

I always think of the Winter Solstice as the REAL New Year's Eve. Given the weather forecast, we might be celebrating by candle light, tonight. Which would make it a pretty traditional way to celebrate. We might skip the whole tree thing, though, since ice storms and trees are not a good combination.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. Happy Solstice.

I am always happy to see the light coming back slowly after December 21st every year.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:46 PM

5. This is the

Seasonal Holiday I celebrate... so thank you and Happy Solstice to you!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:48 PM

6. What a beautiful day to celebrate with the planet

Our true mother.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:50 PM

7. 60+ degrees here in the northeast.

Could not ask for a more beautiful solstice.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:03 PM

8. To you too!

 

Funny how the xtians ignore this day.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

9. Wet, dark, cold, and dreary here today.

Heavy Rains with Flash Flood Warnings for next 24 hrs.


A good Solstice to stay inside with a Loved One,
two cats,
curled up by the fire,
reading a good book.

I hope everyone's Solstice is as peaceful as the one we are enjoying here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:56 PM

10. I'll only celebrate on the 25th thankyou

when I'll know for SURE that the sun is returning.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:21 PM

13. If the sun keeps getting lower after today I wont celebrate ......

I'll head for the hills!
Kidding aside, wasnt the Yule 3 or 4 days AFTER the winter solstice to celebrate the return of the sun?

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:56 AM

22. my niece was born today. :D Our sun comes up after ten and starts to disappear around 3.

in barrow up north, it goes away for six weeks.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:18 PM

12. *Toast!*

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:23 PM

14. Yes, The Longest Night...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:24 PM

15. Happy Winter Solstice

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:46 PM

17. Happy Solstice!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:03 PM

18. Sunrise at Newgrange





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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:25 PM

19. My Winter Solstice photo:



Cheer up, the days only get longer now!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:34 PM

20. Another solstice

and the Mayans are still wrong...................

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:37 PM

21. Happy Winter Solstice!

The light returns, the Yule log burns. Joy to all!



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Response to silverweb (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:38 AM

23. Its amazing

to me how many of these pagan practices were adopted by Christians in their birthday celebration.. But were they really adopted or just never let go of?

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