Today's prompt: Today is the Winter Solstice - the shortest day and the longest night of the year - a day which has been celebrated throughout human history as a time of rebirth and new beginnings. Do you celebrate this day? What has happened during the past year that has felt like a new beginning for you?

Winters in Northern Maine are long. Everybody knows that. Daylight doesn't last terribly long. I often leave for school before the sun has risen and frequently return home at sunset. So Winter Solstice is a big deal to me--the shortest daylight day and the longest night--but, the days will begin to lengthen! It won't seem as dark and gloomy forever.

I don't necessarily celebrate, although I do acknowledge. And this year, getting in touch with a couple of high school friends was a treasure and makes me feel young at heart.

1 comment:

Lisa G said...

When I lived in Alaska, this was the biggest celebration of the year. The darkest day (sun up at 11a, down at 1pm). Everyone threw a solstice party. We celebrated the fact that on the next day, each day would be longer. Big deal. Big. Personally, I don't miss the long, dark winters with the crazy short days. But, those solstice parties were lots of fun.....