Drawing warmth out of the cold

Blessed Solstice, everyone.

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  • Kiba

    Blessed Solstice! ^_^

  • Kaoru Negisa

    Blessed solstice. Or, from my favorite book series, Happy Long Night! Joie!

  • Ursula L

    Well done, everyone! Halfway out of the dark!

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    Nooooooo! It’s the glorious longest day of the year when I stay late in the office and still have heaps of sunlight to enjoy when I get home. Don’t take it away!

  • Dan Audy

    Blessed solstice!

    Surprisingly, the children were relatively under control this year which made our celebration much more enjoyable and less a case of watching the clock for when I can put them to bed without guilt.

  • Joshua

    We’re going to have a BBQ. Eat out in the sun.

  • Thanks, Fred, for the good wishes and for the wonderful video link — I was just thinking about that song today.

    Spent most of the day cooking, most of the evening with friends, and now that everyone’s gone home or gone to bed it’s just me and the Yule Log ’til dawn. I don’t do well at all-nighters, but this in the one I pull every year.

    Blessed Solstice everyone! Ave Sol Invictus! The light returns, yay!

  • Ursula L

    Sorry, that was a Doctor Who reference, for Fred’s benefit, because he’s the sort of person whose life is made happier by Doctor Who references!

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    Ah. My Doctor Who ignorance leaves me short again :)

  • Anonymous

    I can’t really manage staying up past midnight, and I have no place to put a Yule log, so this year I’m settling for lighting my tabletop tree every night from now to New Year’s.  Blessed Solstice!

  • Anonymous

    Spring will come again!  Hurrah for the returning light!

  • Ursula L

    No problem!

    It’s from last year’s Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol” which took the time-bending ideas of Dickens’s story to their illogical extreme of having someone actually traveling through and rewriting time to try and reform a scrooge.  It’s an excellent story, and stands alone well as long as you start from the understanding that the title character of Doctor Who is a time traveler.  I recommend it. 

    (They shut down uploads on youtube, but you can probably find it on dailymotion, if you are interested.)

  • Quinnthebrain

    You have made this Dar fan so very happy today.  Blessed Solstice to you, too.

  • Dan W

    I love this song. I first heard it last year around this time on NPR. Merry Solstice everyone!

  • WhereWolf

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I haven’t heard it in so long.