A holiday for people who like to sing.
(And who don’t mind periodically updating their songs to reflect scientific or philosophical progress)
A holiday for people comfortable with uncomfortable truths.
It was born as a small thing
20 friends gathered in a living room, singing songs about the first winter campfires and the latest technologies shaping our world.
We lit oil lamps, LEDs, plasma balls and imitation lightsabers – and then slowly extinguished them until a single candle remained. We told stories about a universe that is often cold and uncaring, and the humans who labored to make it less so.
We extinguished that candle, sharing a moment in absolute darkness together.
Since that night, secular solstice has grown much… (continue reading)