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Good morning! I crashed hard last night and slept a little longer than usual; the sun appears to have returned without my assistance. It always does, fortunately.

I live in what passes for a city , so I still haven't seen the sun above the houses across the street, but there was light behind the ragged high clouds when I stood on the porch to look this morning. The pink is gone now; I think I could see the sun by now, but the light behind the clouds is far too beautiful for me to wish them away.

A merry Yule and a happy Solstice to you and yours, and may this year's sun shine upon you with love, friendship, and happiness.

Date: 2008-12-21 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maellenkleth.livejournal.com
and to you also the same!

Date: 2008-12-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Thanks! I am oddly hopeful for the coming year.

Date: 2008-12-21 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phillip2637.livejournal.com
Best wishes to you and your family (for suitably broad definitions of family) also.

The thought of a little more light generally improves my mood in the midst of all the rigorously mandated celebration I otherwise endure this time of year.

Date: 2008-12-21 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Thanks! Seemed like a good day for cheerful greetings.

Rounding the Turn

Date: 2008-12-21 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idea-fairy.livejournal.com
the sun appears to have returned without my assistance

Likewise, the sun marker in

http://www.plergb.com/Analemma/Analemma.shtml

has made the transition to the Capricorn segment of the Analemma.

The "Sun's Longitude" figure now stands at 270.17 Degrees, with the threshold of Capricorn being 270 even. It moves about one degree per day.

Date: 2008-12-23 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acelightning.livejournal.com
(I need a userpic for astrology... even though I'm too skeptical to believe in astrology, because I'm a Sagittarius...)

I was very briefly looking at my LJ, preparatory to posting Solstice greetings, using a computer at my son's house. He saw your picture there, and exclaimed, "I used to see that guy performing on the street when I lived in Sunnyvale. I don't know his name, but the little kids called him 'Gandalf the Gay'." I think that's kind of sweet, actually (and I think it would make Ian McKellen giggle).

Date: 2008-12-21 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lapislaz.livejournal.com
And a Merry Solstice to you and yours, as well! There are no clouds here today, although that may change by the end of the day. The sun in all it's glory is still there, and it is too bloody bright for this early in the aye-emm.

Still, it would be a horrid thing if it wasn't there at all.

Date: 2008-12-22 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
I can handle the brightness, as long as I can avoid driving straight into it; can do without excessive heat.

But the sun is good, on the whole. As you say.

Date: 2008-12-21 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acelightning.livejournal.com
Blessed Solstice! Here's to the turning of the Wheel and the return of the Light! (Even though it's completely overcast here today.)

Date: 2008-12-22 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2008-12-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] septemberlilac.livejournal.com
It's been raining here, but to see water falling from the sky again is such a blessing, I am quite willing to overlook the fact that it's also cold, wet, and miserable! Wishing a peaceful and bright Solstice to all.

Date: 2008-12-22 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
I agree; I love the rain, especially if I don't have to go out in it without proper equipment.

Thanks for your wishes.

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