Spring Equinox 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere, 2019
I was invited to a community gathering on the Toronto Islands to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Members of the community living on the island bring their dried Christmas trees and meet by the beach (Lake Ontario). A fire is started and people take turns throwing the trees into the fire. The act of getting together around a fire is embedded in our existence as humans. I felt a warmth that night that wasn’t just from the fire, but the feeling that gathering around a fire with others brings.