Tag Archives: summer solstice

In the Garden of Sweden

Midsommar – SPOILERS! Ari Aster’s second film is a folk horror piece that ties in with a fictionalized version of Swedish paganism, and also comments on breaking up and mental illness. The outdoors parts take place entirely in the light, … Continue reading

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Season Cycle Moving Round and Round

Yesterday was the vernal equinox, and hence the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, at least according to a lot of calendars. Mind you, since temperatures have been fluctuating wildly in these parts as of late, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Pilate

I forgot to mention on Friday that it was the feast day of a saint unique to the Coptic Church, Pontius Pilate. Yes, the guy who executed Jesus, which really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense at first glance. … Continue reading

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