tisdag 21 december 2010

Midvinterblot





Today is winter solstice. For us in the northern hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year. For me this means that there is only a few precious hours of daylight until the long, dark night begins again.

Way back, when we all lived in the forest and worshipped the old gods, we used to have a ghastly celebration on this day. There would be bonfires, music and prayers. There would be animal sacrifices, some historians even say that we made human sacrifices to the old gods to make them please, please, bring back the sun.

My picture is taken exactly at noon today. Look at the position of the sun. It just barely lights up my world. A little blood sacrifice doesn't seems so crazy after all. Maybe I should offer a red polish instead...

5 kommentarer:

  1. But it's beautiful, even though it's really really dark....

    SvaraRadera
  2. Var är du i nord? Mina vänner är från Boden. Och jag älskar snön!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Glad Yule to you and yours.

    SvaraRadera
  4. anniescolors,
    Thank you! The photo is from my back yard, everything turns beautiful in the snow, but it is really cold here.

    Aurora's Nails,
    Jag bor i Värmland så jag är inte så långt norrut egentligen. Fotot är lite mörkare än verkligheten för digitalkameran bländar ner i motljus. Men det blev en illustrativ bild, och solen står verkligen så här lågt vid kl 12.00.
    Jag älskar också snön, men nu är det nästan för kallt för att gå ut, -26 grader. Brr!

    Biba,
    thank you! Your comment make me smile. Merry Christmas!

    Skulda,
    I wish you a happy, peaceful holiday too!

    SvaraRadera