21 Dec 2013

The start of something new

This post appears just as we leave the old year and turn to the new. The winter solstice (at 9:11 am in Vancouver) marks the minimal point of daylight. From now, the days will get longer (even if we call it "winter"), and rebirth will occur.

All cultures celebrate this change in some way. Most of them also deal with the darkness (in the northern hemisphere) by holding parties, lighting candles, and other ways of coping with the shrinking light. Christmas trees, lights, santas and church visits are used in many countries, but those traditions are only one means of coping and hoping.

Christmas tree and bike in Isla Isabella, Galapagos, Ecuador

Bottom Line: A Dios to the past; time to grow again.

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