Some things seem unchanging – year in, year out.
But it’s a long road that has no turning.
Oglach has written a lovely piece about friendship, Newgrange and his attempts to visit it for the Winter Solstice
“Newgrange is a Neolithic passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, Ireland. It is over 5,000 years old, which makes it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. The site has many remarkable features, both artistically and historically speaking. But perhaps what Newgrange is most famous for is the structure’s “roof box”, a small rectangular opening at the entrance to the tomb. Every year, on winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, weather permitting, the sun shines through the roof box and illuminates the inner chamber.”
You can read it all here
Here’s what happens at Newgrange, even after 5,000 years
And here’s what Yew Choob has to say about our modern world – same as last year, hopefully not the same next year
Remember: It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness!
Greece, Portugal and Spain have lit their candles.
Will Ireland light hers?
After today, the shortest day of the year, the dark will yield to the light once more