Winter Solstice–a moment the earth stands still before approaching perihelion, its coming closest to Earth–the magnetic magnitude fully felt–when electricity shifts and wind, and we turn slowly again toward the light. Reminds me of that Walt Whitman poem from “Leaves of Grass”:
I am he that aches with amorous love;
Does the earth gravitate? Does not all matter,
aching, attract all matter?
So the Body of me, to all I meet, or know.
The term solstice is derived from the Latin scientific term solstitium. Containing the Latin sol- meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to make stand.”
- Enjoy “A Moment Standing Still,” a YouTube playlist of some of my favorite winter music.
- A celestial explanation of solstice, perihelion, and aphelion.
- Listen to this beautiful version of “O Holy Night” by the Norwegian Pelle K.
- “Bodies of Sound” Is a meditation on what it means to me to be a body among larger celestial bodies as I breathe in the vibrations of this uni-verse.
- “We Wish You a Happy Solstice” A music video(?) Jennifer and I put together a few years ago. Warning! This video contains knock-off Barbie dolls and fake fire.
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