White Christmas after all

Gate to the beyond | Photo by Ute Spingler

The Twelve Nights, the time “between the years”, names and dates vary for these special days around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. They are the gap the lunar calendar leaves to the solar calendar, days out of time.

Even when the banks still charge interest, the government still wants our taxes and many people pursue their normal working lives – the thin layer of matter that we call reality seems even thinner and allows a glimpse of the worlds beyond.

They say we shape the coming year with the thoughts we think in these days. Some of this idea may persist in the New Year’s resolutions, but these are as easily made as they are broken. Perhaps 2015 will be as special as we allow these Twelve Days to be.

We wish you all the best, whatever this is for you, in 2015.