22 December, 2008

Winter Solstice

I *always* look forward to Winter Solstice - even though it means the "beginning" of winter is here. To me, we've been knee-deep in winter for a couple months at least - and still have months of cold & dark to go.

The special thing about it is that the very next day we start gaining light. We gained 11 seconds the first day - supposed to get 23 more the next. Each day we progressively get more light, and eventually it's so noticeable that you just *know* you've almost made it through the winter. A milestone, a corner turned... that's what Winter Solstice is to me.

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