In our old neighborhood Kensington Market, we used to watch the Festival of Lights annual solstice parade pass by our house every year and watch people with handmade lanterns, masks and all kinds of interesting decorations to celebrate Winter Solstice.
Yesterday I was planning to take a day off and just do nothing, but then Ruby called and invited us to come out to Brahma Blue for some African drumming, some meditation and fire to ring in Solstice. Paul decided to celebrate on the couch while Lara and I headed out to catch the boat and enjoy some time across the lagoon.
We had a great time playing by the pool. The meditation that Ruby had us do was a dancing thing; she put on this really cool music and invited us all to let loose and shake it all out. Something everyone would benefit from doing on a regular basis. After we finished that we got to enjoy some really cool African drumming by Zac, Abdulla and Lori.