The astronomers would be watching the sky carefully and advising the scribes what they see. The planetary alignments would be as much a part of their records as who the rulers are.
The Solstice is one of my favourite days of the year. It is a marking point. It is the end of pendulum. It is a time for looking at where we were and a time to look at where we are going. It is an internal time.
In the Kootenays, pyramids dot the landscape - in the form of hills of snow. From Wednesday night to Thursday, there was an accumulation of 31 cms snow in my back yard. The local ski hill has a base of 255 cms.
|Morning - December 20th - my front stairs|
When I look down at the laneway, I can see that getting out of my cozy parking spot might be a possible. When I look up the laneway, I doubt that I will be able to get back in. I have decided to make my life simpler and walk. And my car will sit.
I don't mind. It helps me look at the world in a fresh way.
The Maya had a good point. We need to look at the world differently.