Solstice Lanterns

 

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When the crack widens to an unknown view
fear can squeeze in between rough edges of darkness

quickly slide in, expanding like a balloon
barricade of shadow to seal the entrance.

Yet seekers of light will never be dismayed by tricks of perspective
their wisdom of the season’s shifting songs sing them forward.

When eyes look with love, illumination is present for all
allowing forgiveness to set another place at the table

where lanterns burn long into the night.

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

Dedicated to all of those who make the world a better place by generously giving their light.

If you happen to be in Vancouver BC, Canada on Saturday December 21, check out their 26th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival put on by the Secret Lantern Society. Even if you can’t go, you will find their website inspiring with free community events including a labyrinth of light and workshops to make lanterns. What beauty communities can create when they come together.

 

 

 

Cherish the light

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When the crack widens

to an unknown view.

Fear seeks this space

between rough edges

quickly slides in

expanding like a balloon

a barricade of shadow to

seal the sides solid.

Yet seekers of light

will never be blinded

by such tricks of perspective.

When eyes look with love

illumination is present and

forgiveness sets another place

at the table.

© Ali Grimshaw 2017

Dedicated to the shortest day of the year, the miraculous world we live in and all of those who make the world a better place by giving their light.

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Forgiving Fridays 

Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere was at 8:28 AM today.