1st November 2019
So the shortest day came, and the year died… As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles.
They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again… Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper’s poem The Shortest Day captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before – and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illuminated by Carson Ellis, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth.
1st November 2019
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