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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Solstice--4 days 'til Christmas

"Light, and Darkness," Solstice,  5 x 7 watercolor

Winter solstice, the longest night of the year, the shortest day. This watercolor is a year old, featured in last year's post about the magic and spirits of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.
It's difficult to write something new about this event, without becoming wordy, and therefore demeaning the power of Chaco, of solstice, of light.
Better to remember that because of darkness, light is power. Because of darkness, light came into this world. Because of darkness, light gains power.
Jesus "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Here's the link to last year's post: When the stars are aligned
Today's version of last year's painting:
5 1/2 by 9

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