Wishing You A Day Filled With Light And Lightness Of Being

The internet, especially the social networks, has made me aware of the entire world, not just my local hemisphere. (That’s a phrase you don’t hear everyday — “my local hemisphere”. ) I used to think today, the winter solstice, was a natural day of celebration since it signifies the end of the creeping darkness. For the past six months, ever since the summer solstice, darkness has been creeping into our days and stealing our light. Today we have reached the end. Tomorrow the light begins to grow, but only in the northern hemisphere. Down under, they begin a time of creeping darkness.

Still, since I live in the northern hemisphere, this is a day to celebrate the growing of the light.


Wishing you a day filled with light and lightness of being.


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

4 Responses to “Wishing You A Day Filled With Light And Lightness Of Being”

  1. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    There is the legend of the Green Man who is sacrificed and dies only to be reborn in order to create the spring, the time of new growth. He is sometimes referred to as Jack in the Green. He was around before Christianity came to Britain and can
    be seen in sculpture form as a face surrounded by leaves as part of the decoration of some churches. The defeat of summer by winter via creeping autumn and then the rebirth of summer via spring remains with us. Of course in the southern hemisphere where I live it is all in reverse. Right now NSW is experiencing a high summer heat wave.

    By the way both Santa Claus and the redirecting of the Church when it comes to the birth of Jesus also offer hope to those living in the northern hemisphere that winter will not last forever.There will in fact be a spring.

    Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas!

  2. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Wishing you one as well, Pat.

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