The Seed

Christmas is a two-sided feast of light and darkness. If you love carols — and I still do, however many times I hear them — you’ll be struck by the range of emotions they express. On the one hand, Tis The Season To Be Jolly, and on the other, the haunting minor-key melodies of “What…

Darkness into Light

As the song goes, dear reader, ‘tis the season once again. December’s holidays of light are upon us with their resonant symbols  — the star in the East; the candle-oil that burned for eight days; the longest night of the year that heralds dawn. Apart from Christmas, Hanukkah and the Solstice, there are no doubt…