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December 21st, 2005
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What did this good pagan do with his Solstice?
Worshipped in a house of Retail.

I suck.

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From:wombat1138
Date:December 22nd, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)
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Fight on, brother. Anything less, and Christmas will have won.
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From:angelovernh
Date:December 22nd, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
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I am about to do the same. I would go someplace else, but not much is open after 1 am when I am awake.
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From:zarhooie
Date:December 22nd, 2005 08:56 am (UTC)
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And called me. It's ok.
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From:folkmew
Date:December 22nd, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
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I'm laughing because there are OH so many times when we've done the same sort of thing. I usually refer to us as "lazy pagans" which isn't exactly true, it's more that we love the ritual of paganism, we love the symbolism, but without real faith behind it it is too easy to just blow it off.

So this year I said "by god we're doing *something* for Solstice with the kids, anything is better than nothing (I managed to convince Ed that no, we really did NOT need to find our "real" altar tools which are in some damned box, the little travel altar in a box our dear friend the_gwenzilliad made us will do just fine thanks) SO we lit candles, I read the kids a story about Solstice (from the lovely book "Circle Round") and we chanted a bit and talked about things that bring us light in our lives. (then we stayed up really late and watched a new movie together while Dad slept becuase he had to go to work) ;-)

But that's this year, other years we've been much more lackidasical.

Blessed be! ;-)
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From:happypete
Date:December 23rd, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)

I'll have to look that book up...

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it sounds lovely.

Yes...next year we'll follow our resolutions, do all our shopping online, early and celebrate Solstice properly.
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From:folkmew
Date:December 23rd, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)

Re: I'll have to look that book up...

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Or, the other thing that I am a strong believer in: Do it whenever. Hey, doing it a few days after the actual solstice isn't that important probably. That's my theory anyway. :-)

Yes, Circle Round is really good. It's nicely laid out in a really pragmatic way for parents to use in that each celebration has background information, songs, crafts, stories...
Here is the Amazon.com link. You can even do a "search inside this book". :)

Whatever you do end up doing, just enjoy it. Some years we decorate and bake cookies and get the tree up a month early, some years we're lucky to get a tree before Christmas/Yule at all! Either way we try to relax and enjoy.
From:grizzlydan
Date:December 23rd, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:December 23rd, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)

you're a strange fish...

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but I like it....
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