Monday, December 25, 2006

Peace on Earth, good will to all

Jupiter, Mars and Antares in a rosy dawn. Soon the Sun's gold doubloon will rise out of a pirate sea. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. And the best of all the other northern hemisphere feasts of light that humankind have invented to allay the midwinter darkness. We share the same star, the same tip of the planet's axis. Those of you who live south of the equator might tell us of feasts of light associated with your winter months.