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Monday is Winter Solstice. I'll be staying up all night to make sure the sun comes back on Tuesday. :)

I'm working Monday, but taking Tuesday off to sleep. We'll see how this goes - I prefer to do the vigil without stimulants since I figure it should be difficult. Given that by the time the sun rises on Tuesday, I'll have been up for more than 25 hours, I may give up and caffinate. Or have absinthe. We shall see.

The plan is to leave work a bit early and get home to do my opening rit at sunrise. Thereafter, I'm not sure what I'm getting up to. I want to hit the festival of lights in Kensington, but I also want to hang out with the "It's not a school night!" Stitch and Bitch crowd.

I'm giving serious thought to dressing up in a robe and my birch bark mask for Kensington, just because. I also think I will rig up a carrying method for a moon jar, since it is effectively captured sunlight in a jar. I'd also like to see how long it lasts on a full charge with the new batteries in it.

Has anyone else been to the festival of lights before? When are the prime hours to be there?


Dec. 20th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
I've been to the Festival of Lights once before, and it was magical. Parades and lights and fire spinners and clowns and just a feast for all the senses. I'm going again this year with M and several friends. I'm coming right from work so I can't dress up, but I will be in wild costume on the inside. :-)
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Keep half an eye out for a guy in a black robe and birch bark mask carrying a glowing blue jar!

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