21 December 2012

Happy Winter Solstice!

What to do on the shortest day of the year? 
We love to revel in the darkness--light a lantern and walk along a path.   
And remind ourselves, of the beautiful pattern of nature--that heads us into winter,
at the very same time that the days begin to lengthen. 

Living in San Francisco, Winter Solstice seems less significant than what I remember as a
child growing up in the Midwest.  The cold & dark Chicago Winter needed these punctuations of time, to help us gear up for what was ahead.

Now, with our extremes of our Winter being rain & wind, its less of a hardship,
but still beautiful to recall.

 And, my daughter, being the San Francisco creature that she is, adores
the fog & dark & damp.  So she is actually sad to learn that the longer days
and hope of Spring are now on the horizon. 

Oh, how things change.   And that is the beauty of the Solstice.

1 comment:

  1. Love love love! As always... Michelle--mik1045@yahoo.com


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