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Author Topic: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018  (Read 3070 times)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018
« Reply #135 on: December 22, 2018, 12:11:03 pm »
Which arrived over half an hour ago, but I was too busy chatting in Discord (and attempting to catch up on this thread) to say so at the time. It's clear here this year, so the sun is painfully bright.

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And it arrived here an hour ago, and I was out of the house down at the local park to do a small ritual and take some pictures!



Eastern sky after sunrise. Ah, beautiful, bright Vancouver.



View along the Fraser River.



That's a bay leaf floating in the Fraser River, very slowly inching its way to the ocean. I was thinking I'd do the more traditional set it on fire route, but uh. Park is busy at 8 am! This works better anyway.



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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018
« Reply #136 on: December 22, 2018, 01:38:26 pm »
Here's an idea: I can try live-streaming a part of my visit to the museum via Facebook, if anyone wants to see what I'm seeing. Though usually I post to my FB page with the privacy set to "Friends", I'll post this livestream from the RMA as "Public", so if you go to my personal FB page (https://www.facebook.com/christian.cooper1), you should be able to see it.

That was very cool! (Ifwhen I visit NYC, I figure you'll take me around as many museums as your schedule will allow.)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018
« Reply #137 on: December 22, 2018, 02:03:22 pm »
That was very cool! (Ifwhen I visit NYC, I figure you'll take me around as many museums as your schedule will allow.)

I see that you still have a friend request pending from me (you'll recognize me from the sunflowers in my cover photo) - I don't mind if you decline it, but I think I sent it a couple of years ago, so this is a reminder to you to do something with it.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018
« Reply #138 on: December 22, 2018, 02:44:34 pm »
Night's not over here!

But I think now it is, pretty much everywhere there's a Cauldronite! So I'm going to officially close our Up All Night festivities for 2018--though I'm sure folks will still post lingering reactions in this thread.

Many thanks to everyone who participated, whether for a moment or the long haul, whether in the forums or in chat (SO much easier with Discord)! It really is a joy to see our community come together each year, and it sure as hell helps with staying awake during the long journey through the dark. Special thanks to Eastling for adding another welcome new wrinkle to our festivities, with the great idea of the divination in the Oracles of the New Year thread; let's see that become annual, like the Great Global Group Meditation. Also thanks to TheGreenWizard, who helped me out at key moments with the G3M2 and the Facebook livestream.

But most of all, thanks to our hosts, Randall and Lyric, for giving us a home, not just for Up All Night on the December solstice, but all year long.

Tradition demands I have one more duty to perform:

A SOLSTICE ADDENDUM

The sun has raised its shining head
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2018
« Reply #139 on: December 24, 2018, 06:11:57 pm »
I'm going to officially close our Up All Night festivities for 2018--though I'm sure folks will still post lingering reactions in this thread.

It's a little belated, but here's a full moon pic I took on the 22nd (through the treetops).

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