There is winter and there is summer. Two extremes joined together on one side with a season of ripened bounty and harvest. The gathering up and storing of life’s wealth to nurture and care for us through the cold and hostile world of darkness. The one we see so often as an end.

But today that changes. This is the day we place our last coin of riches on the thread of life. We mark the point where the present and the troubled past are laid to rest and we turn to face the year ahead.

We gift the world the meager remains of what we have and honour the coming warmth that will return it to us multiplied many times.


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