The ‘Black Hole’

Yes, it gets dark early and light later until Black Hole Day when the tide turns and the daylight gets longer, nights shorter. Slowly. My dad would mark the weeks when there was little change in the day lengths as The Black Hole. Not an easy time of year for any of us and many, me included, supplement with extra light. I have a SAD light shining into my eyes at this moment.

From my late father’s card, 1988.

Happy Christmas holiday and new year. Hope you don’t have to do too much cooking. (I was briefly cooking at Throssel in 1988).
Hope the Black Hole is not sitting on your back – anyway it is nearly black hole day – 21 Dec Winter Solstice which is far more important than Xmas to me.

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7 thoughts on “The ‘Black Hole’”

  1. Indeed. One day to go.
    I also have December 21st marked down mentally as more significant than Christmas. The true New Year’s Eve. Are we not susceptible to the movement of stars and planets and noise and activity. We practise stillness and silence in the midst of it all. A Happy Black Hole Day to all for tomorrow. Keep taking the vitamin D. And bathing in the light.

  2. I’m sitting here, looking at the fading light on my garden and thinking about ‘the black hole’. My mum always seizes on the fact that after the shortest day, the light will be coming back, soon. She always encourages by reaffirming that it will be light until 5 pm by the end of January. I quite like the mysteriousness of the light at this time of year but my bones creak more and seek out the warmer days. I can feel a bit of writing of my own coming on _/\_

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