Happy Solstice! Of all the rituals, events and reasons for celebrating this time of year--the winter solstice is truly the one I love the most. That one long night marks the start of the days slowly getting longer--a time to embrace the dark with the knowledge that brighter days are just around the corner. Usually its cold and bleak outside--not warm and balmy like today--so its nice to have a reminder to celebrate this season of dark. A time for reflection and planning; with each passing day getting brighter and longer. Enjoy this poem by Wendell Berry--and enjoy the slow waning of darkness:
To Know the Dark
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.