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December 2018 – A Druid’s Web Log – Winter Solstice!

By the time most of you read this, preparations for Winter Solstice will be underway. I already have a little tree decorated and situated in a place of honor. I think of it as a version of the ancient “World Tree”, the Indo-European axis mundi and center of the worlds. It is my fervent wish that those who read this blog have a merry Yule and a peaceful Solstice.

“Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers.”

From May Sarton’s poem, “Invocation to Kali”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

When Santa was a woman

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2 thoughts on “December 2018 – A Druid’s Web Log – Winter Solstice!

  1. Avatar my blog says:

    First of all I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas
    out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations
    or tips? Many thanks!

    1. Thanks for asking! If you need time to clear your mind before writing then that’s probably what you need to do! It’s your process. My style is to write until I reach an impasse, when I am out of ideas or can’t figure out what to say next. Then I might go for a walk outside or make myself a snack. After that the ideas start flowing again. If your life is noisy or hectic you probably just need a few minutes to transition into the “writer’s trance”. Best of luck with your writing!

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