Solstice GreetingsSolstice Greetings by EarthHart
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It's the beginning of the weekend before Christmas, you've got everything sourced & sorted. From that which you give to that which you consume, like the turkey the nut-roast, the ham, boxes of fruit & veg along with plenty of booze. And it's all thanks to your little piece of plastic, your flexible friend. You're having a well earned rest & a very well earned drink, sitting before a roaring log fire watching the flames climb up the chimney. You are drawn inward by the warmth of the fire when suddenly, a face appears in the flames, an old man, his face painted, his long white beard plaited. Smiling, he holds out his hand, beckoning to you.
"Stretch out your hand. Stretch Out Your Hand.
Do you not have a greeting for me? Today of all days. Ending & Beginning Day. The day of Death & New Birth. Try "Solstice Greetings" or "Merry Solstice". You have forgotten me, haven't you.
Your children tell sweet tales of me & you laugh behind their backs. But I tell you; your children are wiser