Happy Yule! Anybody else up celebrating the Solcitice and keeping your candles & yule logs lit?

  • FredMG

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    Dec 22, 2010 9:42 AM GMT
    So, I'm usually not up at 1:30 in the morning, but since it is the longest night of the year, and the way I observe it is reflecting on things, using only candles (and apparently my computer screen) to light my home. And I checked out RJ and there's a ton of people on line. So what are you all up too? working? Sleepless? Keeping your Yule merry and bright?

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    Dec 22, 2010 9:43 AM GMT
    I'm tired as hell, but can't and don't want to sleep yet. what are you reflecting on?
  • FredMG

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    Dec 22, 2010 10:15 AM GMT
    I'm reflecting on things from the last year. Like the ups and downs I've had, friends that I don't seem to connect with anymore. All kinds of stuff n
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    Dec 22, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWhat a sacred time of year. I love the winter and summer solstices. icon_smile.gif


    Sacred? How so?

    How about celebrating Newtonian physics and special relativity?
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    Dec 22, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    I prefer to think not of it as icon_wink.gifthe first day of Winter...



    but rather only 89 days until Spring!


    {now 88}
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    Dec 22, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    im reflecting how its 7 days till my bday and how im going to be super old icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    waxon saidim reflecting how its 7 days till my bday and how im going to be super old icon_sad.gif



    I'm 55. How old are you going to be?

    icon_razz.gif -Doug
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    Sacred in that the solstices are held in great respect and are considered important points in the natural year to many cultures and traditions. It's no coincidence that Christmas is celebrated so near to the Winter Solstice.
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    Christmas = pagan feast of light = heralding the beginning of the return of longer days = after winter solstice
  • kittar

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    With all that holiday feasting, I was able to drop a pretty big Yule log earlier nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk icon_lol.gif
  • novemberfox1

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    Dec 22, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    amar_m saidChristmas = pagan feast of light = heralding the beginning of the return of longer days = after winter solstice

    Even though we over-wrote a holiday dedicated to Pagan god's, we are still celebrating the birth of the word made flesh. "...those who worshiped the stars, were taught by a star to worship thee, the orient from on high."
  • mynyun

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    Dec 22, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    Merry ye meet and merry ye part and merry ye meet again.
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    mynyunMerry ye meet and merry ye part and merry ye meet again.


    L I K E !
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    Dec 22, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Brrr... I haven't let the fire go out in about two weeks now.
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    Dec 22, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    yes--love the winter solstice and do a burning bowl ceremony to cleanup the old and bring in the new icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    The Winter Solstice/Yule, is a mile marker of sorts; even though it is largely considered the first day of winter, it is actually winter's half way point, the rebirth of the sun, and a time to consider ones life... It's one of my favorite times of year!
  • mynyun

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    Dec 24, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    novemberfox1 said
    amar_m saidChristmas = pagan feast of light = heralding the beginning of the return of longer days = after winter solstice

    Even though we over-wrote a holiday dedicated to Pagan god's, we are still celebrating the birth of the word made flesh. "...those who worshiped the stars, were taught by a star to worship thee, the orient from on high."


    Many things started off Paganistic and were altered to fit the customs of others.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:23 PM GMT
    waxon saidim reflecting how its 7 days till my bday and how im going to be super old icon_sad.gif


    Lawd....I have a car older than you are, boy.icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Worth more than you, too....but that's beside the point