I love the Winter Solstice. I love the winter time. I love the dark days and cold weather and hope of snow. But, the winter solstice also makes me melancholy, because I know that Autumn is ended, the days are getting longer, and warm weather is coming. It all passes so quickly. Just like that the summer returns. Just like that I’m waiting for falling leaves, foggy mornings, the chance to wear boots and sweaters, the promise of Christmas, the joy of light in the darkness.

Happy Winter Solstice! I hope the day finds you warm and safe.