Day, December 21st: Winter Solstice Sunrise on the Beach
over the ocean on Solstice Morning, a Grove of the Other Gods tradition.
A number of folks attended a vigil at Maggie, Pat, and Hillary's, keeping
candles burning to keep the light through the night. Before dawn it
was sleeting, but not too badly, so off we went. 17 braved the roads
and the weather. The beach was dark and windy and the rain was coming
down cold and hard, but we went out and performed an abbreviated Druid
ritual anyway. The sun was more sensible than we were, staying in that
morning behind the clouds. Pat and Alex kept their vigil candles burning
on the beach, to finally let the wind blow them out after the solstice
moment and the dawn.
sung to welcome back the sun, we celebrated the day, fed the seagulls, and
afterwards, we retreated to the Atlantis Diner for hot drinks, food, and
the crane machine. We were all very proud of ourselves!
"fa-nat-ic - noun: Inordinately and unreasonably enthusiastic person
- synonyms.: enthusiast, extremist, zealot"
-Websters Collegiate Dictionary.