Happy Solstice! December 21 2016, 0 Comments

 

Solstice officially marks the first day of winter. It is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. (Good news: our days only get longer from here!)


Stonehenge, one of the most ancient stone structures made by humans, is designed to pinpoint the precise day of the solstices.

Shop the Stonehenge collection here this solstice!




And how about a little literary inspiration for you on this long night?
 
Winter Solstice
by Hilda Morley 

A cold night crosses 
our path
The world appears
very large, very
round now extending 
far as the moon does

It is from the moon this cold travels
It is the light of the moon that causes 
this night reflecting distance in its own 
light so coldly
(from one side of the earth to the other)

It is the length of this coldness 
It is the long distance 
between two points which are 
not in a line now
not a straightness (however straight)
but a curve only, 
silver that is a rock reflecting
not metal but a rock accepting 
distance (a scream in silence) 
where between the two 
points what touches is a curve around the world
(the dance unmoving).