Saturday, 21 December 2013

Happy Winter Solstice!


That's right! Strip off and run around with flaming torches, everyone! Let's all welcome the Return of the Light in the old-fashioned way!

It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the much-ballyhooed End of the World on the 2012 Winter Solstice. Remember how nervous some people were at this time last year?




42 comments:

Dawna said...

I remember reading and hearing quite a bit about the earth's shift.. the Mayan calender.. has it been a year already. Wow. Well.. I haven't noticed any great changes or awakenings. With all these flaming hot torches.. running naked should keep em cool! looks like fun.

Guillaume said...

I totally forgot about the Mayan prophecy. Oh well, I'm still alive.

mistress maddie said...

Debs,are you crazy? I'm all for stripping,and the solstice but it is in the low 20's right now outside. I'll welcome it in my warm bed with a hot toddy!!!!!!!!!!!

Lois said...

Stripping as I write and will run naked down my street in the rain, carrying an Ikea lantern...

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I have stones set that mare the solstices and equinox but I was too tired to get up and run naked around the stones this morning but then it wouldn't have been much fun out there by myself as nobody around here would know what the event was. People think my stones are a grave yard.

Jeanne said...

I know why the Celts had flaming torches...to keep themselves warm after they stripped down to their birthday suits!
Solstice Blessings! ♥

DEZMOND said...

A bunch of happy nude people - always such delight :)

Ken said...

Can I just wander about the house naked with a flashlight? Is that good enough?

Snap said...

Lighting a few candles will have to do! Happy Solstice!
(Gotta watch those Mayans).

Adam said...

I still remember kids in middle school going "oh yeah the world is totally going to end, the Mayans (though they knew no real details of the calendar system) were always right".

Though there's also a lot of religious people who honestly think they're in the "End times". Which gives them something in common with other super-religious people from every century because they all thought they were in the end times too.

Willow said...

Yes naked and torches , but you must be riding a horse ;)

turquoisemoon said...

Can I wear shoes and still be considered "naked"???

Laurie said...

that last one summs it up pretty well, this is my 40th wedding anniversary, I chose the winter solstice , thought it would be romantic, ha ha, he still forgets,

knitwit said...

Happy Winter Solstice! Here's to the return of the light! It's something like 35 below here with the wind chill, so I'll probably keep my clothes on. My neighbours will thank me.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh my gosh, yes, I'd totally forgotten about the Mayan calendar. What a hoopla for nothing. Happy Solstice to you and yours.
Mary

Mary said...

Totally! Batman saved us! And i'd strip naked, but i'd scare the neighbors.. who i like. Lol. Happy Solstice to you!

Linda Wildenstein said...

MidWinter greetings. Goodness, lets not get too carried away by keeping the old ways....baby, it's cold out there.
bwahahahaha

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Running around naked with a flaming torch will add a little excitement to my otherwise quiet neighbourhood! And hey, what's a little frostbite, right?

Well, at least the days will start getting longer from now on!

bobbybegood1 said...

Like Guillaume I too forgot all about the Mayan prophecy. Remember 2000 was suppose to be the end of the world too. Geez, I think we humans might just kill ourselves off before the Earth passes away. What do you think? Great post. Cheers!!

Sparkless said...

It's too cold to be naked even inside so I'll just light a small candle and look out the window. Is that good enough?

Bird said...

ROFL!!! Awesome. I hope you and yours have a beautiful and magical Yule. Bright blessings, Bird

Anne O'Leary said...

Naked in this weather? No way, no how :)

Carol Z said...

I was thinking about this yesterday and also how the world was supposed to come to an end the previous May. Happily we're still chugging along.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yeah, it seems sacrilegious or something to doubt the Mayans. We'll see what they have in store in 5000 years.

Happy Holidays, Deb.
xoRobyn

Jim said...

Ron and I have been 'calling up' our Celtic Roots' ancestors and are bout ready to hit the streets!!lol

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

And a happy (naked if you like) winter solstice to you too Deb!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I have complete faith in the fact that Super Duck saved the world.

Cheryl said...

There is a reason not to celebrate like a Celt. My clothes are firmly in place.

Aren't we over due for the next round of "end of the world" rumors. In 2012 there was the Mayan rumor but there were two others in 2011 from Harold Camping (who wasn't that far off as he died about a week ago..so I guess his end of the world really did happen.)

klahanie said...

I contacted time zones ahead of me to see if the world had ended according to what the Mayans may have meant.

Folks assured me that the world had not ended. I'd place a bet that the world would end. The Mayans owe me, big time!

Happy Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice.

Gary :)

heartinhand said...

I am not stripping, it's too damn cold!
Brrrrr! Yay long days!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Happy Solstice (one day late) - my fingers finally thawed out enough to type. -39 here this morning. Remind me again why I live here? :)

Have a happy day!

Little Messy Missy said...

I like the Super hero's idea too!!!! xoxoxoxox

Ol'Buzzard said...

We are in the middle of an ice storm here in Maine - but my wife and I may get naked and run around the bedroom this afternoon.
the Ol'Buzzard

Vapid Vixen said...

Happy late solstice! I'll be stripping down in my bathroom to run around in my shower. Its going to be amazing.








Introverted Art said...

the last one is priceless. and I wouldn't mind running around naked holding torches! Might be fun ;-) Happy winter solstice!!!!

Francie M said...

Best cartoon ever! Thanks for the laugh. We're trying to run nekkid here but we keep slipping in the ice. :(

Victoria said...

Hey kindred..awesome post..made me smile..Winter Solstice Blessing and a magical yule to you!
hugs
Victoria

Riot Kitty said...

Did you see the one comparing the Mayan calendar to an Oreo cookie? :)

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

It's summer solstice here, so happy summer solstice!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Those Mayans had quite the sense of humor! This Solstice time is great since we will start to see more of the sun again. Woohoo!

The Happy Whisk said...

Always fun coming to your blog.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Winter Solstice ;o) I think if I went outside nude, there would be ice hanging off of things and that wouldn't be good! LOL!