Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice

Almost as if to remind us that today is the official start of winter, it finally snowed in Boston yesterday.

It was weird for me to feel like I really needed to see some snow on the ground, especially considering that I knew I would not enjoy walking through it.  But it was a pleasant sight to see.
First snow!
There's something about how quiet the city seems to get when it's snowing.  Though part of it might be because people are staying indoors, I feel like there's a certain serenity to watching the snow fall from the sky.  There's also the fact that the first snowfall is so clean.  It's almost like a cleansing ritual.

Then, in the early hours, there was also a lunar eclipse.  For the first time in over 370 years, the lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice.

Truth be told, it's hard for me not to hope that it means that the tides are changing.  Considering that the days are just going to get longer after so much darkness, I'm really hoping it's some metaphor for life right now.  Perhaps it's a good time to consult the tarot cards.  Perhaps it's a good time to start changing our perspectives on all the negative things that have happened in the past several months.

Here's to the hope that this solstice is bringing.

1 comment:

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