Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturnalia The Solstice
This is the Pan's Labyrinth sound track video, I tried Saturnalia (search) but all I got is lame explanatory videos and bad music-dance. This film though not about the Winter Solstice is closer to the spirit of it than anything else I have found. I do feel something elemental and ancient in this event (stating the obvious).
My take on the Winter Solstice is that it is the shortest day of the year, the turning point and after the days grow longer. That's the biggest joy for me, the days get longer. In fact the Summer Solstice is the disappointing turn for me, days get shorter after that and I look forward to the Winter Solstice from that point.