For the winter solstice, WAAAAYYYYY back in December, we had our service on LIGHT. It was a beautiful gathering, and captured some of the stillness and depth of the darkest day of the year, when the light comes back into our lives. Here are some pics from the day, taken by Beth Rudock.
That’s Bobby Lucy introducing the visual art for the day – photographs taken at night by Steve Giovinco.
The food offering being passed out was a cranberry fruit fool – a delicous, light, whipped cream dessert made by Anna Hayman. mmm. Here it us up close:
Here’s a shot from the film clip we showed, Busby Berkeley’s Gold Diggers of 1933. This number is AMAZING – The Shadow Waltz, sung by Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and then danced by about a hundred showgirls who, at one point, bust out these neon violins. Incredible artistry.
These are the illuminated wine glasses of the amazing Jonny Rodgers – Jonny plays tuned wine glasses, and composes amazing songs for them, along with guitar and voice. He often loops all of these things, too, to create a beautiful, haunting sound. We’re proud to call him a Secret City regular. He brings magic whenever he appears!!
Here are Jonny’s hands in action:
So, it was a beautiful, light-filled day, the perfect send off for the new year. And now we are in January, heading toward spring. The cycle never ends – dark and light, cold and warm, life and death, and always a thread of beauty streaming through it all. Grateful for all of it.