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SOLSTICE 2008 - Block Mount

Edition Date: November 2008
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium:  Block Mount
Image Size: 6 1/2" x 12 7/8"

Well, here I am looking at Solstice 2008 and remembering winters in Two Mile, near Hazelton, B.C. As children, we spent many an evening under a streetlight on an icy road, or preferably on a frozen pond with candles all around playing hockey with frozen horse manure for a puck, T. Eaton catalogs for shin pads, and whatever we could find or make for hockey sticks. There was always a good fire nearby when we were too cold.


This past year we spent a wonderful evening at Bearclaw Ranch that I've described before in other stories. As I sat watching people playing on a frozen sheet of ice that our family friends, the Alan's had put together, I wondered how the simple winter game had stood the test of time. Today with all that is happening in the world, to strike fear into our hearts when we sit and watch the local news, it is comforting to know we can shut the TV off and get outside and play. We can hear sounds muffled by the snow, skates sliding on the ice, and laughter among friends; these things are what I've come to know as warmth in the cold of winter.

So for Solstice 2008, It is good to know that through all the changes, those things that make a difference, peace, joy, and love will always remain the same.

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Well, here I am looking at Solstice 2008 and remembering winters in Two Mile, near Hazelton, B.C. As children, we spent many an evening under a streetlight on an icy road, or preferably on a frozen pond with candles all around playing hockey with frozen horse manure for a puck, T. Eaton catalogs for shin pads, and whatever we could find or make for hockey sticks. There was always a good fire nearby when we were too cold.


This past year we spent a wonderful evening at Bearclaw Ranch that I've described before in other stories. As I sat watching people playing on a frozen sheet of ice that our family friends, the Alan's had put together, I wondered how the simple winter game had stood the test of time. Today with all that is happening in the world, to strike fear into our hearts when we sit and watch the local news, it is comforting to know we can shut the TV off and get outside and play. We can hear sounds muffled by the snow, skates sliding on the ice, and laughter among friends; these things are what I've come to know as warmth in the cold of winter.

So for Solstice 2008, It is good to know that through all the changes, those things that make a difference, peace, joy, and love will always remain the same.