Winter Solstice...we've made it! Another cycle.
The first official day of winter is much like a huge, carved magic door for me. As it opens on this long night, it invites us to the season of respite and recovery. It is inviting our spirits to withdraw from the outside world to enjoy and relish in our inner world. In spite of the next two weeks of parties and hectic running around and loving chaos, the invitation is still there as the Times Square ball drops.
Time for bundling up in a big arm chair, wrapped in a cozy quilt, tea and book at hand.
Time for planning, flipping through catalogs and ordering seeds.
Time to spend entire days in pajamas, heavy socks over Vaseline slathered feet!
Time for inviting friends over for long chats over tea and fresh bread, but only the friends that don't mind your pajamas and the pile of books spread across the coffee table and beside your favorite chair.
Time for the smell of soups, stews and homemade bread.
Time for contemplation.
Blessed Yule, my friends.