EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
TURN+, SPIRIT REALLY-WANT
ASSEMBLE CONTACT NIGHT.
COLOR DIVERSE DISSOLVE.
BLACK SHAPE MAGNIFYING.
NIGHT DARK"step by step".
COLD SURROUND INSPIRE.
LIGHT MEANING BIG-QUESTION.
BURNING EMPASIZE NIGHT.
Notes: TURN - (2h), POs > signer, circle around each other.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
CONTACT - (2h)[open 8] touch middle fingers.
DIVERSE - (2h), POs down, FTs overlap. Hands separate with wg.
MAGNIFYING - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate in upward arcs.
ANCIENT - [S], PO > signer, FO away, descends from chin with a wavy motion.
SURROUND - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
BIG-QUESTION - like the sign QUESTION-MARK but both hands and all fingers (not the thumb) form a symmetric shape that is a question mark in the right hand and a reversed question mark in the left hand.
Turning turning spirits yearning
Reaching for the night.
Darkening the night.
Ancient story told,
renewed with the cold.
Mystery of light,
burnt into the night.
To hear a partial performance of this song, go to CD Baby: CRAIG TAUBMAN- VARIOUS ARTISTS: Celebrate Hanukkah and click on play button for "2 Chanikah/Solstice - Linda Hirschhorn".