Solstice – Reprise

Photo credit - Shira, Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit – Shira, Wikimedia Commons

In Ireland there is a stone structure called Newgrange which has been dated to more than 5,000 years before present. This megalith – literally, big stone thing – is built in a circle, like its famous English cousin, Stonehenge. Both of them are built so as to mark the position of the Sun precisely at winter solstice. Newgrange is a few centuries older than Stonehenge, but they served much the same purpose: to provide a place where people could monitor and probably celebrate the passing of the solstice.

To mark the Solstice, which is just about now by my clock, I’m going to point to a well-received earlier post on the subject. To return to the adventures of Thud, son of Thog, here is Solstice.

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Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

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