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    Cloudy here. Again.
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    Cloudy and raining in S. Ontario so no viewing.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Hi razz,

    I did some cleaning up and out ahead of time.

    Got up early to restart the woodstove from the coals and light candles around the house. then I spent some time journaling, reflecting on the past year and focusing on my hopes for the new one. I went outside to give thanks at the moment and enjoyed stepping back in to the warm, lighted embrace of my home to start my year.

    I kept the candles all day - which was nice because it was overcast and rainy here too. Still managed to have an outside fire, but just a small one for me, not a big bonfire. I tossed some things into it - literally and metaphorically - that I’m ready to let go of.

    I usually fast through the long night, but switched to the short day this year for reasons, then had a lovely dinner with Dh after sundown. We had some wine in front of the fire and dreamed about the coming year and our future.

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    Chicken Lady, what a wonderful celebration!

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    It was a clear night here and the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter was quite visible. Not exactly as stunning as the news portended but interesting. Drank a very dark beer.

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    We had beautiful warm sunny clear weather the past couple of days. We had wood with fires two nights in a row, our first of the winter season. Wood fires seem appropriate for solstice night.

    We have a gas fireplace in our Hermann house which I like because it’s so easy, but they’re not the same as wood fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    I read a review over the weekend for a book called, "The Return of the Light, Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice," and it looked pretty interesting. A few years ago I read a (so good) fantasy book called, "The Snow Child." I love reading fiction tales from northern lands.

    I guess I love me some wintery, snowy, cold and dark books. Got any to recommend?
    The Snow Child is on my list - perhaps on a recommendation from you. The Shining is always a good one, and I think The Boy Who Drew Monsters would also qualify if I'm recalling it correctly.

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    KayLR: I was just going through my lists of books I've read by year, and I came across a couple more titles, both horror:
    The Winter People - Jennifer McMahon
    The Ice Twins - S.K. Tremayne

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