>Happy Winter Solstice!
The sun rose at 8:01 a.m this morning and will set at 4:19 p.m (four minutes from now).
I think of a time before electricity and central heat
Before colored LED Christmas lights and iPod carols
Those who celebrated by gathering in the darkness around a fire.
In recent years I’ve come to appreciate the significance of solstice.
The point where the pendulum pauses before swinging back the other way.
While in Eastsound today, I paused noticing a primrose blooming in front of Enzo’s Cafe. Yes, it’s too early to think of spring,
yet the life force continues.