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Winter Solstice, The Great Conjunction, and Making Meaning as a Family

So the shortest day came, and the year died,And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white worldCame people singing, dancing,To drive the dark away.They lighted candles in the winter trees;They hung their homes with evergreen;They burned beseeching fires all night longTo keep the year alive,And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awakeThey shouted, reveling.Through all …

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