As Autumn moves into Winter, the snow falls gently from the skies, as though to remind me that today is the longest night of the year. For centuries, people have celebrated this day, across civilizations, under names which are as differing as the tides. Candlemas, Yule, Jul…the Winter Solstice. Tonight is the Longest Night – when the Northern hemisphere is plunged into the darkest of depths, only to emerge at the dawn with something faint, yet tangible. Hope. Hope for a new solar cycle, and a hope for warmth in the coming days. Represented by beginnings, I bring you this.
This blog. I will still post in my regular travel blog during trips, over at paienne.blogspot.com, but here, here is something new. I deleted Facebook at the beginning of 2012, and I’ve fallen out of touch. I’ve become reclusive, and secretive, and I’ve stopped doing something I love – take photos. So, I guess in a somewhat-related 365 project, I’m going to try and post a photo-a-day. Some days, like today, I will post more than one photo. Some days, I suspect I will struggle to post just one. There may not always be commentary. But then again, maybe there will be. That’s the beauty about new projects – they’re so fresh and young, and they haven’t fully formed in the mind of their author! As Winter turns into Spring, it is my hope, that so too will this little place to put my photo memoires …my photo memories.