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Alban Arthan [Welsh] = Winter Solstice

Solstice Candle

Waxen tears
Melt away the year’s regrets and sorrows
Through the longest night
Whilst the bright flame tempts the sun
To shine longer, stronger
With each passing day

Blessings to all my friends

A wallpaper desktop background based on this image will be posted tomorrow


Since my last upload I seem to have functioned as a ‘virus magnet’ and have lurched from one illness to another, including a rather serious bout of pleurisy. My computer has been out of action for much of the time I’ve been well and any plans to buy a new one were scuppered by the need to ‘bail out’ my youngest daughter after her partner lost his job. My Bell’s palsy went eventually – at least cosmetically, but left me with very weak eyesight. For more than three weeks I’ve been waiting for new glasses.

I’ve got them now, and I’ll be posting a few pictures up to the 17th. The ten days up to the 27th hold too many memories – the time my son was in a coma after taking a fatal overdose of my ex-wife’s medication – so I won’t be around properly until the New Year begins.

December 15, 2008
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Dec 15, 2008 7:11:25 am
Wow I hope you are feeling better and have new glasses in hand! This art is lovely and I can't wait to see more. Your colors are rich, your composition is magnificent and the quality is a pleasure to the eye! Very nice!

by TxBornVaNow Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 7:20:57 am
Dear friend for some of us it just never ends but the candle keeps on burning somehow.Beautiful ,love the colors

by miashadows Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 7:24:02 am
Mike it is so wonderful to see one of your beautiful posts again. I have missed you very much as I am sure all of your friends on Renderosity have. Take care of yourself and I will be watching for your posts. Lucy

by lucyjo Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 7:27:32 am
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy to see you again and to hear your experiences of last months. What a problems, but great that your are here now with these splendid wishes.
My wife and I, we wish you a marry Christmas, without any problems and also a healthy and happy 2009, better than the former one.

by algra Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 7:41:22 am
WOW! Welcome back Mike. I am very glad to see you again. I hope you are over all the illnesses. I see you have had a really hard time. What a wonderful Image you have created. It looks gorgeous and I realize that I have missed them alot.

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 7:41:41 am
Welcome back my dear friend Mike....!!! Wonderful work and excellent presentation....!!!!!!

by RodolfoCiminelli Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 8:52:11 am
It's good to see you again, my dear. I've missed your presence and your art.

This image is just beautiful ... so warm and inviting ... even the frame glows. Lovely!

by auntietk Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 8:53:48 am
We're watching the candles this year and not leaving them burning in the windows by the curtains or on the tree when going out even just to start the car.

by tallpindo Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 9:20:09 am
welcome back, mike. good to hear circumstances are improving.

by koosievantutte Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 9:51:55 am
A lovely image with warmth and such beautiful colors. Wonderful to see you back, Mike, and wishing you the best. CC

by romanceworks Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 10:21:17 am
It's wonderful to see you here again; your words and images never fail to inspire and delight me. Life has a way of throwing us curves, and they never seem to just come one at a time. Be well, know we're thinking of you. I'm looking forward to lots more soon. Take care.

by beachzz Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 10:32:21 am
like teardrops the wax wains. Life love and light have always been a part of who you are dearheart your work is an extension of whats in side with the words being the music. Paths, they are there before us and we should never forget how important our steps are upon them and what we leave behind for others to follow.

Love, blessings to you my dear friend return to us when you can, we always look forward to what who you are.

by Meglaurel Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 11:25:46 am
Hi Mike

I to have missed you
wondered about you
time away brings memories
beautiful work

sweet smile to you
warm hug and love, Linda Kaye

by hipps13 Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 12:06:54 pm
Mike, my FRIEND .... THANKS for stoppin' by. Made this old man's HOLIDAY season hearing' from ya'! (Can't wait for the WALLPAPER version!) ....

SAD to hear about your 'travails' .... Seems that 'misery' loves company? SIGH.

As for you son .... I know how difficult this time is for ya' .... One thing I know for sure, his 'old man' is a GREAT guy, too! .... My BEST, Mike .... Take care and HANG TOUGH! .... TallPockets/brian.

by TallPockets Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 1:13:23 pm
Thank you! This is wonderful and I love the poem and will recite it each year. Thanks for sharing the Welsh translation of winter solstice, too. Have a wonderful holiday. It's great to see you posting again!

by novelist Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 1:19:39 pm
Maravilhosa realização, aplausos (5)

by flaviok Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 2:56:27 pm
I have been wondering about you:)
Hope you have me too...I just uploaded a new one the other day
Would love to see you pop in:)
Love this...and hope to see more soon:)

by Blush Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 10:24:33 pm
Gorgeous! I have been thinking of you often and wondering how you have been. Your bout with the many illnesses troubles me. I am happy you are recovering. Take care of yourself.

by kansas Homepage »

Dec 15, 2008 11:05:16 pm
Glad to see that you have posted again. I'm sorry that you haven't been well. I will hold good thoughts for you and your wellness. I look forward to your posting in the near future. Your art piece is beautiful.

by amota99517 Homepage »

Dec 16, 2008 6:50:04 am
How are you, Mike?
This image is very beautiful. wonderful work!!

by furuta Homepage »

Dec 16, 2008 4:32:45 pm
It saddens me greatly that you have to re-live such a distressing turn of events.

I hope you recover soon and are able to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones.

Steve :o)

by STEVIEUKWONDER Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 17, 2008 1:21:28 pm
It is wonderful to have you back for a tiny while at least Mike. And what a wonderful image and poem to make a return with... Please stay healthy... Hugz. :)

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Dec 18, 2008 12:53:06 am
welcome back my friend, may the Gods smile on you in 2009

by ekatz Homepage »

Dec 26, 2008 9:43:13 am

by amirapsp Homepage »

Dec 31, 2008 7:15:03 pm
It's good to see you back! I've missed your beautiful words & images...

by tizjezzme Homepage »


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