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Tilt: A Prayer for the Winter Solstice, by Trisha Arlin

https://opensiddur.org/?p=41543 Tilt: A Prayer for the Winter Solstice, by Trisha Arlin 2021-12-17 13:31:35 "Tilt: A Prayer for the Winter Solstice" was first published by the author <a href="https://triganza.blogspot.com/2015/12/tilt-prayer-for-winter-solstice.html">on her website</a> (17 December 2015). Text the Open Siddur Project Trisha Arlin Trisha Arlin https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Trisha Arlin https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ the Winter Solstice (21 December) solstice 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. winter

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This is the time of year when
The earth tilts away from the sun
And the days are muted and short.
After twelve months of rising up and sinking down,
Of illness and loss,
Victory and disappointment,
Justice and injustice,
Science and superstition,
A short day sounds kinda good.
Soon we will tilt in the other direction
Towards the green days of growth,
So perhaps this is a good moment
To choose what we will do next:
      Shall we be quiet and reflective
      Or make noise and good trouble?
      Shall we honor history and wisdom
      Or create new solutions?
      Do we explore the mysteries of
      Or insist on objective truth?
How about
All of the above?
Perhaps we will have the time
In the longer days.
Ha-Shleimut, Holy Completion,
May we all be blessed with light in the darkness,
Warmth in the cold,
Glitter in the snow,
A few good parties
And a joyful winter solstice!
And then
Let’s chase that tilt towards the sun.

“Tilt: A Prayer for the Winter Solstice” was first published by the author on her website (17 December 2015).




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