On the winter solstice we northern hemisphere types get less sunlight than on any other day of the year... So why celebrate what should be an otherwise depressing day? Is it because it can't get any worse? Well, yeah. Kind of.
We listened in the depths and darkness to find our inner sparks of light. After solitary explorations, we joined and spontaneously sang songs of stars, of bright glimmers of hope and collective possibilities.
With the recognition that the solar light in the sky makes it possible for there to be life on Earth comes enlightened responsibility. As the sun energizes our lives, so too must we return energy skyward at the solstice when the winter light is at its weakest.