The Winter Solstice has long been my favorite seasonal celebration. It’s that ancestrally magical moment when the Earth pauses in its seasonal round, contemplates its equator for a moment, and moves in a new direction.
After months of steadily decreasing sunshine, even here at 37 degrees North latitude, the prospect of the return of the sun, increased warmth and budding Spring helps to wipe away the winter doldrums.
It’s a very real event, grounded in the Earth, the solar system and the Universe, a time of renewal and dedication to a new annual round.
Happy Solstice, one and all!