Sunday, December 21, 2008

the sun never says...

Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe
Me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that.
It lights the
Whole
Sky.
Hafiz

Our solstice dawned bright and sunny, so we bundled up and went to one of our favorite places to hike (forgetting that this was a *bonus* weekend for deer-hunting...luckily our girls were getted up in their usual bright colors and we made lots of noise...).  Then we made pumpkin muffins (they're yellow, like the sun, see?), decorated our gingerbread house (ooh, this was painful. why do I never remember that I need one of my very own? the scene was vaguely reminiscent of the French and Saunders' crafty moms skit), and finished our balloon lanterns. WHEW.  We are all coming down from a great visit with dan's folks - they indulged the girls with hours of reading, tea parties, coloring, singing...we are already feeling a little lonely without their company. I am hoping that "lonely" becomes "peaceful" as the week progresses, and that we enjoy our Christmas here with our little family. 

Happy Solstice, friends...the sun is coming back!!





2 comments:

alissa said...

happy solstice! i love your gingerbread house. and yes, i understand wanting your own. can you at least own a side of it? this is my side, don't touch? ah well. we have much more than an inch of snow and more is on the way...and it is COLD. i'm staying inside as much as possible.

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

I love that poem.