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" One touch of nature

makes all the world kin "

William Shakespeare

Happy Solstice!

December 21st, 2016

Wishing everyone a Solstice full of hope and joy!

There are times when it seems as though not only the future but the present is dark: few recognize what a radically transformed world we live in, one that has been transformed not only by such nightmares as global warming and global capital, but by dreams of freedom and of justice — and transformed by things we could not have dreamed of… We need to hope for the realization of our own dreams, but also to recognize a world that will remain wilder than our imaginations. ~ Rebecca Solnit from Hope in the Dark.

The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing. -Terri Guillemets

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory. ~ Gary Zukav

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Winter Sunrise ~ Dave Massey