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Til Ke Ladoo

It’s that time of the year when the freezing winters tempt us to spend as much time we can manage in the Sun. And what better way to chill out than bingeing on til ke ladoos, roasted peanuts and gazing the colorful kites fluttering in the winter breeze. 362 more words

Food

A's Winter Solstice Birthday

Our daughter, A was born in the early hours of the Winter Solstice; which at the time wasn’t very meaningful for me, but retrospectively I like the symbolism of the growing light after her birthday. 419 more words

Toddler

Sharing the Sun

by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

This past Winter Solstice I was asked to take on a central role in a ritual for the return of the light at the last moment. 833 more words

Weiser Books

When I Began to Crumble

I was talking to my friend Jeff about the this 9 year cycle which concluded on New Years (well actually at Winter Solstice, but most associate it with the New Year). 365 more words

Here are two treatments of the same subject; I haven’t decided which I like better:

Haiku #1
in creeps frosted light
December’s dark mist no more – 27 more words

Poetry

Into the New Year

Well we are now into the New Year and all is well….well nearly all. We’ve had a variety of weather conditions but nothing too drastic. 307 more words

Ducks

Parent's Visit, Days 5-7: Stonehenge Winter Solstice

It was the morning of the 21st of December, the shortest day of the year. We woke very early, breakfasted, and drove out towards the Stonehenge monument site. 928 more words

Family And Friends