Celebrating the Light

Photo courtesy of LexnGer.

Wow. Another wonderful year at Kensington’s Festival of Lights. Drums, dancing, lanterns, candles, and wonderful performances on rooftops and street corners.

We were joined by friends and then proceeded to lose them in the crowds of celebrants.

This year the market shops were open and the market filled with shoppers and observers, which does take away from the group celebration. But it was still the most wonderful, powerful and inspiring event of the season for me.

Thanks to our Solstice Posse who joined in making light and noise, and anyone we didn’t find, but came out.

Solstice HatsThere are some wonderful photos on Flickr.com of the event (none are mine).

The best part? There is a little more light in every day from now on.

And with that, we hang up our hats.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

3 thoughts on “Celebrating the Light

  • December 22, 2005 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks! And thank you for posting photos, they’re lovely.
    Just one question: how did you end up at my blog?

  • January 13, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    The best part of the photo is that it shows a BIG part of what was going on at the festival.
    You can see two people holding up cameras to take pictures of the final act of the festival.
    The whole thing was a lot like that this year.
    It’s meant to be a participative event, but there were SO MANY spectators this year. I think we need to get the word out that you don’t come to watch, but to be part of it. Even if that just means marching along and drumming on some found object. It was kinda creepy to see how many lurkers there were.


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