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    For saying the light is coming back.
    I know so many people go ugh....it's only the first day of winter, king way to go and it's so dark.
    Not me.
    I have always looked at it like we made it!,,
    Now the days start getting longer again....by January 1st you can see and feel the difference.
    And little tiny buds are appearing on tree branches.
    Spring is coming..summer did not even start yet.
    :)

    We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

    by Christin on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 03:23:21 PM PST

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    •  The light is (quite joyfully) returning ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Christin, nomandates

      I use this chart: Sunrise Sunset Calendar. I am closest to Chicago so I use that but you can tailor the link to your own location.

      It is in handy calendar form which helps when I want to look at it first thing in the morning before the coffee kicks in. :)

      On December 21, Sunrise: 7:15am, Sunset: 4:22pm.

      For the next week or so, the light shifts, morning to afternoon but no real increase in the light.

      Then on 12/30, we start gaining permanently, mostly in the afternoon. One minute, then two minutes then, by the new moon on 1/11/2013, a full 15 minutes.

      It is gradual but it is there.

      This is the most hopeful of holidays for me and my personal favorite for that reason. It is the Wheel of the Year starting anew. Change swirls around us, loss and gain, joy and sadness: but the earth's cycle is something that is unchanging. The only thing it needs is time.

      Thank you for sharing this holiday!

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 03:20:22 AM PST

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