Saturday, 27 December 2014
Third Drabble of Christmas - Midwinter by Ulla Susimetsä
The Third Drabble of Christmas brings us 'Midwinter' by Ulla Susimetsä
Midwinter by Ulla Susimetsä
Snow buries field and forest. Darkness shrouds the world. The day barely dawns before dying into dusk.
Tonight, the longest night, the darkest night, the dead walk among the living.
In these dark hunting grounds of merciless cold, ancestors are always close, remembered, revered. Tonight, once the feasting is over, food and ale is left on the table for the dead to enjoy. Fire glows in the sauna oven long after the living have bathed: the dead may come and warm their icy limbs.
I slip into the smoky darkness. Ahh, so much better than the grave in frozen ground!