Last night was the longest night of the year. It’s fitting that we all overslept this morning. Everyone left for work and school in the dark, and will come home in the dark. To add to the dark of this winter solstice, the day is overcast.
But all is not black and bleak.
Yesterday, we saw the first of this year’s lambs bouncing around in the neighbour’s paddock.
The young blackbirds and magpies are already singing and vying for territories.
The breeze is from the north today, soft and gentle.
And from here, the days will only get longer.
At the bottom of the well, there is only one way to go.
So we’ll enjoy the sun while it lasts, light the table with candles this evening, and look forward to our slow climb toward spring.
A happy solstice to you, whichever one you are enjoying today.