This is a belated meditation on the Winter Solstice, the longest night.
Years ago, a good friend with whom I studied astronomy and other magicks told me a tale of her father. He loved the summer, she said, but he always celebrated the Winter Solstice with a special joy, exclaiming, “The days are getting longer!” The Longest Night meant that Summer was coming.
This winter I celebrated the Winter Solstice in purple, blue, grey and white – the colors of moonlight and starlight on snow. The Frost Nautilus was introduced as an exclusive for the Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms in December. The spiral of frosty lace was hoarded in my Apophysis treasure chest forever, until I finally crafted a frame for it out of pearl, like a demented narwhal horn. The Nautilus is now back home at Spyralle.
This next piece also made it’s debut at Mystic Realms and is now back at Spyralle. An icy glowing snowflake hangs on a fine metal chain from this hood-shaped piece of body jewelry. Carry the Light with you, hands-free.
It does cast a dim and gentle light on the face. Turn off attached lights in your viewer if you prefer not to see this effect. The snowflakes are all fractals, also the pearl texture (third from the right, below.) Here are the selections on the HUD:
Dress: Spyralle Owl Moon – Winter Solstice
Hair (Nautilus): Wasabi Pills Tsuki
Hair (Lantern): Tram F603
Skin: Glam Affair Luna in Jamaica
Location: The Winter Forest