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Ring Out Solstice Bells December 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Music & Dance, Nature.
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To celebrate the Winter Solstice and the Turning of the Wheel, here’s Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull singing Ring Out Solstice Bells:

Now is the solstice of the year
Winter is the glad song that you hear
Seven maids move in seven time
Have the lads up ready in a line

Ring out these bells. Ring out, ring solstice bells. Ring solstice bells.

Join together beneath the mistletoe
By the holy oak whereon it grows
Seven druids dance in seven time
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming

Ring out these bells.  Ring out, ring solstice bells.  Ring solstice bells.

Quote:  “Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It’s A Wonderful Life December 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Poetry.
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Every step we choose 
To take along the way
Is a stepping stone
To who we are today
We often affect others
In ways not always seen
Sometimes others benefit
Just because we’ve been

Remember George and Clarence
And Mr. Potter too
George had lost all hope
And did not know what to do
Clarence let him see firsthand
The effect he had had
George’s acts of kindness
Had fostered good, not bad

Even if you don’t see it
There’s a reason you are here
Even if you are in the dark
Your path is always clear
If you listen to your heart
You will not go astray
Spirit whispers heartfelt messages
To guide you on your way
Anytime you feel despair
Think of the good you’ve done
And realize that your actions
Affect many more than one
Your actions are like ripples
When you skip a stone from shore
Your existence truly matters
At its essence and its core

Each life is a wonderful life
A vehicle of joy and cheer
We all have an impact
On people far and near
Though we may never know
Our full effect on things
Every time a bell rings . . . smile
An angel’s earned his wings

George Bailey married Mary Hatch . . . my grandmother’s  name before and after she married  Walter Hatch.

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