Still Learning To See

Celebrating the day

jrsjr-03662For many the Winter Solstice—the shortest day/longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere—has disappeared in a blur of bright street lights, television, and little screens we carry around. All can cause night blindness—not being able to simply enjoy the long nights we have this time of year. In too many places the moon is challenging to see and the stars impossible. I’m thankful to live where both are still visible and where many celebrate this day, a time to remember the past year and look ahead to the future.

May we all work together for peace in the next spin around the sun.

This entry was published on December 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Moon, Photograph, Uncategorized, Vermont, Winter and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “Celebrating the day

  1. ehwfram on said:

    Love this sentiment. Thank you!

  2. At least, amid human folly, we can still count on the stars to align! I tried to post this picture, but alas–here’s the link:

    Thanks for your continued wisdom and vision of peace–you’re always an inspiration.

  3. Oh, my–the link showed the picture! I had no idea WordPress worked that way–but glad to see the Solstice yin-yang 🙂

  4. Karen Dailey on said:

    What an absolutely remarkable planet we live on! Your words and photos, John, attest to that with each blog. May we all work towards keeping this incredible “blue planet” healthy, now and always.

  5. kashala hill on said:

    Hi John, Karen hooked me into your site and I am enjoying the photos and your comments. I do miss very much the dark nights and all the stars I could see when I was living in New Hampshire. Portland OR doesn’t give me that; but there are other good things here!
    Happy Solstice to you! kashala

  6. Well said! We refuse smartphones, ipads, whatever and have the good fortune to live where only the stars and moon are visible at night. I do hope this next spin around the sun spins out some of the expletive deleted in this country and the world. Happy solstice to you and your family and friends!

  7. Dianne Shullenberger on said:

    This is beautiful and so soothing to look at and remember how lucky we are to live in VT. Enjoy the snow. D


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