Joseph Hakim Anderson

Standing still

The Solstice is about 36 hours away. At that moment the sun ends its southward journey (from the perspective of Earth's Northern Hemisphere) and starts to swing back north, bringing new life and possibilities. Like a pendulum, the sun's movement in this direction has slowed to a near-standstill already and won't really pick up speed for a while.

I'm going to imitate the sun and take a break from posting here until the New Year. My research and writing on Soul Cartography are in high gear as I get ready for a new class starting in February, and there are other important inner processes under way--but I'm going to step back from sharing about all that in this particular venue as we glide into and through the holidays.

Last night at Langley on Whidbey Island, I saw a delightful performance by José Gonzales and his trio of the score from A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was perhaps the perfect holiday-time experience: wonderful music with strong sentimental overtones from childhood for me, presented in a heartelt and engaging way by three excellent and selfless musicians. So with Linus and José, I say a prayer for "peace on earth and good will to all" and wish you a grounded, inspiring, and healing holiday season.