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Meta Index of SolstiCelebrations & Other Metaphysical Events

2005 Winter
SolstiCelebration

Photographs Copyright 2005 by JR Compton. All Rights Reserved.
Photos in strict chronological order. This version, though not final, is getting close.
Please email (no attachments!) me and Note: though I took many other photographs
(359 images, total), I used only the best here. The others are not good enough.


Paper Prayers - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

We write our prayers on strips of paper then tie our dreams
to the branches of a tree, theme of this year's celebration.

 

Origami - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

or colorful oragami to loft our aspirations.

 

vid guy - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Belting It Out - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Our soundtrack comprises an amazing array.

 

Boy Looking Up - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Children and adults are fascinated watching up into our branches.

 

Stair Bells - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Floutist - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Fine music was constant.

 

Branches - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

we became the tree, our branches reaching out

 

Red Hand - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and our tree souls rise and sing.

 

Beads and Bel - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

accompanied by beads and bells and

 

Playing the UFO - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

delicate sounds from a fingered UFO.

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hands up - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Our Branches reach the sky then, led by Amy Martin,

 

Be A Tree - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

the audience consciously becomes tree, spreading our roots
(front rows), then branches (that's them in the back) out for sustenance.

 

Growing Roots - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

The tree's roots vehemently outstretched to sup the soil.

 

Story Tellers Waiting - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Other storytellers waited to share their visions and

 

The Naked Drum - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

the Goddess reminded us of our faith.

 

Fierce Telling - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Fierce Telling of a tree story deepened into winter's dark, and

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Pinching Out the Candle - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

the candle of autumn pinched out,

 

Dark - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

we fall into winter's darkness...

 

Amy with Flashlight - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

till Amy and the audience shined lights
to fill the darkness and spread spring's light.

 

Hug Your Neighbor - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

We greet each other again on the other side of darkness,

 

Happy - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and sing joy to the light as

 

Belting Out the Light - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

another prima voce fills the room.

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The Nuts - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Then the Nuts mark north and south and east and west
to distribute tree fruit — nurture for our collective future.

 

Freddie Two Horns - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Freddie Two Horns jazzes

 

Karen X poetry - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and Karen X poesizes.

 

Dancers - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Dancers dance,

 

Swirling Chiffon - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

swirl,

 

Prancing / Dancing - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and prance.

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Harpist - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

The harpist enchants,

 

Great Voice - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and another voce profundo stirs our souls.

 

Glory - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

We are resplendent in the light

 

Silk Swirl - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

wild and colorful in our action,

 

Altar full of drums - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and drumming fills the room, as we leave to share

 

Repast - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

repast,

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Exit Music - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Exit Music

 

Dancing Out - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Boogies us out

 

The Altar - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

leaving the altar pristine.

 

Anna with Father Christmas - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

We posed with Father Christmas in the lobby,

 

The Goddess - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

snacked while the Goddess watched over us,

 

Big Hat - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

and enjoy friends all along the way.

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