Solstice meditation

solstice clouds

I’ve always felt a little sorry for the sun because it cannot cast a shadow.

laurel leaves with solstice sun

What does it have to remind itself of its own eventual death?

cyclopses

What would the henge builders say about a god who never eats and a people who no longer believe in sacrifice?

twigs in snow

What would the ancestors make of our craze for the living dead?

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  1. These are beautiful photos, and wonderful sentences that make me look again.

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  2. Your lonely sun reminded me of that lonely Moomin comet Will Buckingham was writing about!

    Beautiful photos and meditation.

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  3. Lovely and interesting, though of course there are still people (not very many writers, admittedly) in our country participating in ceremonies of sacrifice and renewal on Sunday mornings (with not a “god who eats” but one who is eaten.)

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    1. Yes, but as a nation we are increasingly told that we should indulge ourselves; the language of collective sacrifice is virtually absent from our politics. I am not sure what the statistics are on deists who think it normal to restrict their communication with deity to petitionary prayer, and never give it anything in return, but I suspect they are a pretty large proportion. After all, you’re talking about a people who expect to pay nothing in taxes and yet enjoy a full range of social services.

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