The long dark, and the rising of the sun

How do you like your symbolism? Last night (the night between December 20 and December 21, 2016) was the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year.
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This year has brought a lot of negativity with it for a great many people. The deaths of beloved celebrities, a tumultuous election in the United States, more mass shootings, and mass vehicular homicides have been dominating the news.
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The good news is that the long, dark night is now behind us. We have a growing light to look forward to. And Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 is “Greenery”. Greenery is drawn from the natural world, the colour of spring, and is symbolic of our desire to immerse ourselves in natural beauty. Pantone’s colour choice for the year will be reflected in the colours of fashion, home decor, and accessories, and will be represented in Maiden Star’s offerings for the year.
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(photo: Pantone.com)
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While we look forward to the warming that comes with the return of the sun, we are not blind to the beauty of the winter world around us. We bring trees and boughs into our houses in the depth of winter to remind ourselves of the green world under the snow.
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I wish you all the best that the season has to offer, and a happy, prosperous New Year.

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