Whoo-Hoo! Did you feel that? We just went around Darkness Corner. Not that circles have corners, but — zipping along at 67 thousand miles per hour — we just swung past the point of longest night and shortest day.
For those of us north of the equator anyway.Those of you below it must regret the days starting now to get shorter. My condolences. (If it’s any consolation, the Earth’s speed is 107 thousand kilometers per hour.) Naturally the Way-Back link is to the 2012 Winter Solstice post.
This empyrean reason for the holiday demands extra-special music…
Update Earth: The sun dragons are sated and have proceeded on with their annual galactic migration. Sol is down but not out for the count — she will heal and regain her glory (all praise Sol). We’ll get on with Part B of our lives, but before “B” comes Parrrr-Tay!
And since we’re safely After Dark, it’s time for some booze. I mean blues. And being Sunday, it’s appropriate to have a god of the guitar. Once again, ladies and gentlemen, welcome back Eric Clapton:
Here’s a guitar god from another denomination, the Blues King and his magical axe, Lucille:
And to complete the trinity, the god(father) of soul, Ray Charles:
This close to Christmas you get bonus music. Here’s a really fun, really funny, delightfully joyful and musically tasty piece by The Piano Guys. It’s not a Christmas song, but it’s too good not to share:
For forth and spread beauty and light.