Monday, December 21, 2015


Oh Solstice!  You always arrive when the days are most out of balance with the night, when everything's all lop-sided, leaning too far either toward the dark or toward the light.

Today is the shortest day of the year and the longest night, and each successive day inclines a little more toward the light than the one before it. Each passing day moves us a little bit closer to balance, to equanimity, toward equal measures of day and night.

The cold night air of the winter solstice is perhaps the clearest of the year, an opportunity to view the moon and the stars without the blinding glare of the sun.  Ironically, when it's darkest, we can see the most.  Go observe, before the break of day blinds you with its brightness.

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