Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Yule!

I'm at my mother's house, spending time with family. But I want to wish everyone a happy Yule, merry Christmas, happy Hannukah, Solstice, Kwanza, Diwali, and any other holidays I might not be familiar with. Mostly I just hope people take some time out to feel happy and be with people they care about. There's not enough of that in this world.

Sweet gorgeous moment, we pray with you
There is a heartbeat in the faraway night
pulling her dress away from her slippered feet
There it is - the burning star set on the hill
The precious light uncurling from the Mother
The holy secret, the hush, the breath of newness
The night falls away, rolling over in joy
May we keep these songs we learn in the dawning
May we sing them as the crocuses unfold in light
May we cry out at the fullness of the hush and the humming of our bodies
May we be full and never full of You, Holy Holy
The light gilds the bare trees and we are dancing in it
May it always be so.

A Solstice Prayer.