Sleep. Love. Write. Think. Be Still.
The Winter Solstice is one of my favourite times of year. I love the dark and the time to be inside and quite and thoughtful. I don’t rush around like a crazy person getting ready for Christmas. I don’t bake seven hundred and fifty dozen cookies. I’ve stopped my Yule open house. And, I’m very lucky to have a job that gives me all teh days between Christmas and New Year’s as free days. Once the Solstice has arrived I have ten relaxing days to be with family and friends. If I don’t have a ritual to attend on or around the Solstice I usually do something small but meaningful to mark it at home. This year I’m going to have to clean out and refill the bird feeders. These winter days are a time when I don’t look at the clock. I eat when I want. Sleep when I want. Read when I want. Watch sappy holiday movies. Hang out with family. And, play cut-throat games of Trivial Pursuit when others will play with me. I look forward to writing poems and perhaps working on some short stories. I am hoping to spend an entire day with my daughter this year. I am also looking forward to a weekend in a couch fort with someone I love. For me this is what Solstice and the close of the year are all about. I hope you enjoy a lovely mid-winter holiday. Sleep. Love. Write. Think. Be Still.