Here Comes the Sun
Most of us have favorite days that we count down to. For some of us it comes on a weekly basis. For others it is a favorite holiday. Then there’s me....my favorite day to count down to has become the start of my least favorite season. Winter Solstice. I know. It makes absolutely no sense. before we moved here I paid no attention to the arrival of the first day of winter. Maybe it’s because we are farther north...maybe it’s because our house sits in a bit of a hole below the rim rock that blocks the morning sun. Whatever the reason, I’ve started to look forward to the Winter Solstice the way little kids look forward to Christmas. It means the days can’t get any shorter, the sun can’t get any further away and best of all, it means we start making our way back toward brighter days. The word “solstice “ come from the Latin phrase that means “sun stand still.” The sun appears to stop in its movement and in the days that follow we begin to head back toward more hours of sunlight. Yes, I know also that I t’s by mere seconds that we lengthen our days, but seconds matter. Just try holding your breath for 30 or 60 of them. They matter. So, today, I’m cheerimy for the shortest day of the year and tomorrow I will welcome that second of additional daylight we get back. Things get brighter from here on out my friends. Enjoy every second. cheers!