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Dance Naked All Year-round

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

Jerry told us this story at a Solstice bonfire at Pickards Moutain the other night. It happened to his childhood friend, Mark Berrang (who everything happens to). He was at an outdoor music festival in the mountains of VA. Prowling the grounds after midnight, he came upon a crazy-happy guy dancing in circles, buck-naked. “What are you doing, dude?”, Mark asked. “It’s the Solstice!”, naked guy exclaimed, spinning gaily. Mark thought a minute and then said, “Actually, it’s not the Solstice for two more weeks.”

Naked guy paused mid-step, then grinned, turned away and continued to dance.

The Solstice is as much a frame of mind as a single event. It’s about the continuous cycle of new beginnings in nature and in our lives – Life, Death and Rebirth.

Grow with it.

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2 Responses to “Dance Naked All Year-round”

  1. phyllis diehl Says:

    i love the picture, can you tell me where it was taken and wha time. its beautiful, romantic, and mysterious.

  2. tao Says:

    It was taken this past Saturday evening – this is the Winter Solstice Moon from my backyard. Thanks for asking.
    Peace and Hope for all. Tao

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