A Simple Sailboat Christmas…No.22

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What could be simpler than a two-foot Christmas tree hung with six decorations? It’s tiny, but that’s what you need on a sailboat.

We’ve talked for many years about getting back to basics with Christmas — and this year we are closer than ever…

It’s winter solstice today — the longest night of the year in this hemisphere and we are reminded that the Christmas tradition of evergreen trees can be traced back to the Druids — the priests of the ancient Celts — who worshipped the earth as sacred. Something we could stand to emulate more here and now…

Here are some lovely apt verses for this time of year from Lord of the Dance…

I danced in the morning when the world was begun
I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun;
I was called from the darkness by the song of the earth,
I joined in the singing and she gave me birth.

The sun is in the south and the days lengthen fast,
And soon we’ll sing for the winter that is past,
Now we light the candles and rejoice as they burn,
and dance the dance of the sun’s return.

The moon in her phases and the tides of the sea,
the movement of Earth, and the seasons that will be
Are rhythm for the dancing and a promise through the years —
The dance goes on through joy and tears.

Happy solstice to one and all!

7 thoughts on “A Simple Sailboat Christmas…No.22

  1. Have been enjoying your days of Christmas. Wonderful creative photography.
    Here’s wishing you and Bob and Charlie a Merry Christmas and a very happy and adventurous New Year.
    Love, Aunt Shirley

  2. What a lovely verse to go so aptly with the time of the year! I love your simple boat sized Christmas tree! Have a wonderful Christmas, Sherry!

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