Well, the Bombogenesis is here. We on the coast have been having torrential rain and strengthening winds for hours now, and the lights are flickering every few minutes. I would say that we are probably going to lose power shortly to the wind and crazy fluctuations in the atmosphere.
I don’t know how many of you out there are Susan Cooper fans (she is an awesome British author of some of my favorite books – she is also a poet). I have been a big fan of her fiction for many years. Her Dark is Rising Sequence series being one of my faves.
Every year around Solstice and Christmas I try to either read The Dark is Rising, or watch it’s movie equivalent, The Seeker: Dark is Rising. Having to rely on Netflix DVD delivery meant that today was the day I received it, and so we had a wild viewing of it while the lights flickered and the wind howled outside. Quite the most dramatic rendition I can remember! It was extremely atmospheric and it made me quite jumpy, what with the wild wind and the relentless rain on our metal roof. I was very glad when Ian McShane and his friends prevailed over the Dark. Phew!
Another year. Again, a wonderful story. Darkness and Light, the eternal struggle. One in which most of us are fixated upon as we watch the light gain strength, even as the winter deepens. It’s a funny thing, winter growing as the light returns. It’s just one of those things that we can celebrate or fight. Tonight I am feeling a little bit of hope.