Winter solstice 2015

I have recently been reviewing an album (Songs of Separation: Reflections on the Parting of Ways) which was recorded on the Isle of Eigg. As part of my preliminary research, I did some background reading about the Isle and found out that, apparently, it has only one menhir (standing stone). I’ve been quite taken with what I’ve read of the Isle – I think the album is pretty good, too! – and have been thinking a fair bit about the achievements of the present Islanders, so it seems somehow appropriate on this solstice day to post this picture of the solitary menhir of Eigg (source: notjamesbond at The Modern Antiquarian)

To all who mark this day, this short moment of equilibrium in the turning of the wheel of the year: blessings be…



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