Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sostice 2010

Another holiday season has passed... This year was a little more exciting... Solstice became more prominent, rather than that day Christians stole from the pagans... Solstice, the darkest day of the year, the noir holiday! We shopped via Amazon, celebrated some family stuff before the Solstice day, had a good party on the traditional eve, and pretty much neglected the 25th itself and all the commercial trappings (you mean it's a religious holiday?). Solstice night itself was celebrated at Jane's, with the pagan fire pit (a smaller party for her than her usual blowout, but welcome just the same).


I was lucky to get a late invite, and lucky to enjoy the company of such a friendly (and well wined) group.



After the fire ritual (mostly smoking cigarettes!), we warmed up over dinner... fondue of several varieties.


The fondue was so good, some thought of novel ways to enjoy it...


And of course desert...


Cleanup is always a chore, especially after copious amounts of grape juice...


Speaking of the grape... some of us do take a great pic when imbibing...


The pagans got it right. And now off we go into the cold, dark days of winter... waiting for the spring renewal. And Cinco de Mayo!

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