Winter Full Moon of the Winter Solstice
We have passed the tipping point now. Though the nights continue long for another 3 or 4 days, we begin to gain back light, a few minutes at a time. This is a slow process and accounts for much of winter’s length. Those of us who love the winter find this good news; those who don’t, often head south about now.
This is also a time period when newspapers fill up with the ten top stories, ideas, pictures, sporting events. A time of lists that attempt to summarize a year, or, in this case, sometimes a decade. I’ve seen many so far and I enjoy them, always weighing the writers choices against my own, wondering what possessed them to add, say youth condoms, to a list of the year’s 10 best ideas (NYT).
It’s a fun game and I intend to play, too. Perhaps with my 10 favorite works of art, 10 favorite gardening and bee-keeping moments, 10 favorite family events, maybe my 10 favorite political moments, movies, poems. I don’t know. Still mulling, but look for something here before the end of the year.
BTW: The Thaw Collection of Native American Masterpieces ends on January 9th and Embarrassment of Riches ends on January 2nd. These are both excellent shows and if you haven’t seen them, I recommend them both.