Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Calhoun, Georgia, USA

The winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, was four days ago. Four days was just enough for the ancients to notice the days getting longer. That meant a celebration, accompanied by hymns of praise to the gods for not to taking away the sun completely.  Those pagan hymns have morphed into our Christmas carols. [2013]

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