Happy Week of the Winter Solstice and Hanukkah--and Merry Christmas! Here is a poem we wrote for you--from our hearts to yours.
Dark night dissolves
As dewy day emerges
Golden sun after silver moon
Shines upon dear Mother Earth
Every possibility awakens
In birdsongs of gentle joy
Humanity’s precious hearts
Blossom forth as One
Hand in hand
Heart with heart
Kind eye to kind eye
Love’s whisper becomes
The song of all and . . .
. . . A new world of love is born
If you're curious about the roots of Christmas, here is an article from Britannica.com.
Christmas: Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus
The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. The corresponding terms in other languages—Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noël in French—all probably denote nativity.
The German word Weihnachten denotes “hallowed night.” Since the early 20th century, Christmas has also been a secular family holiday, observed by Christians and non-Christians alike, devoid of Christian elements, and marked by an increasingly elaborate exchange of gifts.
In this secular Christmas celebration, a mythical figure named Santa Claus plays the pivotal role. Christmas is celebrated on Sunday, December 25, 2022.
We wish you deep joy and connection, laughter and meaning--and a song of love in your heart.