Sunday, December 21, 2008

Solstice

Today is the solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of winter. When I walk outside, it's difficult not to agree that, in fact, it is winter. But to me, this is actually the last day of of that coldest season. Tomorrow, there will be just a little more light and the day after tomorrow, a little more still. Is that not the quietest and most powerful indication that Spring is on its way? Today, I enjoy winter to the fullest, because I know that it will soon be gone.

1 comment:

Bozone said...

I kept thinking about yesterday being Winter Solstice also. It is the "tipping point" of winter! Here in Montana we have been in a bit of a deep-freeze of late. Today is to be warmer, with temps around zero. Spring will come! Remember seed catalogs are coming!! The Earth sleeps to rejuvenate.