Winter officially begins at 12:47 PM today. Winters Solstice is a day of celebration dating back to ancient times since it also marks the beginning of longer days of sunlight.
That alone is cause for celebration in my book. In Baltimore it is also Frank Zappa Day.
In my old neighborhood in Columbia Town Center there will be a bonfire and neighborhood celebration tonight to mark the change of season. Though I am no longer a member of the tribe, I am still invited back for this takeoff on an old pagan ritual. There will be friends’ food and drink but thankfully no naked dancing. I haven’t missed one yet.
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