Following the longest night of the year, the dawn weakly rose to the coldest temp so far this year. -7F.
Two fires are ignited as an annual homage to the ancient ancestors
One for the new daylight and one to hasten the second longest night toward the summer solstaice
The second fire is said to be accompanied by vodka
and toasts to deeds and dramas now past
and to the ghosts
of those we have loved
and those that are yet come