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Living in Season from Waverly Fitzgerald

Living in Season
The official newsletter of School of the Seasons

December 20, 2008 ~ Eve of Winter Solstice

Dear Students of the Seasons,

After I sent my last newsletter, hinting that I might be changing my format, I found a new format for the newsletter, that inspires me. Isn't that the way it is? That you must let go of something first before something new emerges? Winter is such a reminder of that.

This is an example of the new format: short and simple.

Winter Solstice Blessings

I haven't been for my usual Winter Solstice pilgrimage yet. But my friend, Christine Valters Paintner, did the walk for me. I thought I'd share with you the beautiful entry she posted on her blog which features her photographs and an amazing poem about winter by poet, David Whyte, so you can see what it's like here on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Visit Christine's blog entry here.

The beautiful photo of the tree in winter is from Christine's blog and is used with permission.

Closing and Opening the Year

If you are interested in the Twelve Days of Christmas online class, it will begin on the day after Christmas, December 26, so I'll be sending an introduction in the next few days. You can learn more or register here.

You can also order the email or print versions of the 12 Days of Christmas book, which features ideas for closing the year and opening the new one, along with tidbits of folklore for each of the Twelve Days. That's available at the School of the Seasons store.

I'm also teaching an online class called New Years Dreams which will go through the month of January with weekly assignments. The introductory packet will go out around December 29. You can learn more or register here.

If you live in Seattle, you can take the in-person version of this class, called Design Your Ideal Life which I'm teaching with Whitney Keyes. The class starts on Tuesday, January 7 and meets for five evenings from 6:30 to 8 in the Fremont neighborhood. For more information, send me an email at

The French Republican calendar is at the printer. It's gorgeous. If you like calendars and you like seasons, you will love it. Plus it makes a great and unique gift idea. You can purchase the print version or download the email version (available now!) at the School of the Seasons store..

Blessings of the returning light,
Waverly Fitzgerald


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