Dear Friends,


Here's a song to cheer you up on the shortest day of the year: "Reach Out of the Darkness" by Friend & Lover.  Sing along and let it lift your spirits.  Revel in the paradox that during these dark times  "it's so groovy now that people are finally gettin' together; … it's wonderful and how that people are finally getting' together".

Another paradox: as the heightened activity of this season swirls around us for better and for worse, we are not only allowed, but encouraged to go inward. Rest; re-charge; renew. At this time of year, allow the dark itself to be a friend.

Happy Winter Solstice to all of you and yours. Faith in faith; Trust in trust.
It gets lighter from here.



Winter Solstice - December 21, 2017

The Ghostlight Project, Times Square, NYC,  January 19, 2017      ©Margaret McCarthy


Let me understand this
gathering of shadows
our falling apart

before coming together
in the dark, we were confused

we forgot
the fertility of shadows
breeding like-minded others

we forgot
the specific work of seeds
finding nurture underground

before their hard push of bursting
forth into manifestation

we forgot
the heart's pilot light