Archive for December, 2007

Wind turned the ice into song

December 30th, 2007 – 6:00 pm

A new day

December 27th, 2007 – 7:21 pm

28 December
namnsdag Rakel, Benjamin
29 December
namnsdag Abel, Set
30 December
Namnsdag Gunlög, Åslög
31 December
namnsdag Sylvester
The old is swept away, we set the codes by which we choose to live.
~ Grandfather bobcat looking for breakfast just outside my studio.

December 27th, 2007 – 1:28 pm

27 December
namnsdag Johannes, Hannes
skillful with our hands

Sometimes we forget the importance that each of us shares in holding the universe, even the smallest job is creative, done well.

Staff of Wisdom

December 25th, 2007 – 8:00 pm

26 December
namnsdag Staffan, Stefan | Ren
(Staff | pure, reindeer)

The staff was placed into the ground, aligned with the polestar, it was used to calculate the angles to derive the positions of the stones around the stone circle. A sort of runic calendar was inscribed upon the staff. Stafa; alot and also to put words […]

Circle of Light

December 25th, 2007 – 1:58 pm

This morning the wind is whistling against the windowpanes, rattling, asking to be let in. I sit snug and cozy in my house with a fire crackling in my wood stove. The cats are sleeping and a feeling of warm gratitude curls up inside of me.
I would like to thank all of you who enter […]

Juldagen

December 24th, 2007 – 10:01 pm

25 December
namnsdag (none)
Christmas day

“A day of peace and gladness, enjoying the comfort of home,” says Ulli-Maki, the feral cat who has adopted us.

god julafton

December 24th, 2007 – 6:28 pm

24 December
namnsdag Eva
(Julafton - Christmas Eve)

Moonset, this early morning over the western horizon embraced by the purple robes of Venus

I wish a peaceful journey
to wherever your heart is taking you

May beauty unfold along your […]

No need to search

December 22nd, 2007 – 9:01 pm

23 December
namnsdag Adam
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Deep in November
Here there is a little of everything
and if you have eyes to see with
you don’t need to search
Northern lights flare up
ice pearls ignite
mountain fox tracks decorate the tundra
and every new day you wake up
to the laughter of ptarmigans
This that they call the dark season
Valkeapää

Enlivening

December 21st, 2007 – 11:14 pm

22 December
Namnsdag: Natalia, Nataniel
(next dawn)

Forest Edge
We have just arrived. I believe this day comes from naetr-elding or next dawn but perhaps more accurately night giving way to flame or spirit. Eld; flame, light, enthusiasm, spirit.

Light into Dark

December 20th, 2007 – 8:40 pm

21 December
Vintersolståndag
namnsdag Tomas, Thomas
(empty, void, the vast potential)

Winter Glory
Tomas is another of the ancient words that remain in Scandinavian languages. Empty. Tomas is the emptiness of the Universe, Dark Matter that is so empty it is full. It is the vast potential of the unseen. On solstice morning the light is passed between perpetual soul’s […]