The shortest day of the year passed a couple of days ago. Hope those of you who celebrate the Solstice had a nice day! Christmas is in two days and Hanukkah starts tomorrow, and I send good wishes to all of you who will celebrate either of those holidays, too. Or any other variation—religious, ironic, personal, or "other."
Remembering too all of those in our audience and elsewhere who are alone and isolated or for whom any of these holidays is just another day. If it's just another day then it's just another day—you'll get through it.
A day of importance for me passed on Dec. 8th—that was the day of all the days in the year when sunset came earliest here where I live. The time of sunset seems to influence my perception of the length of the day more than the actual length of the day, because I don't get up before dawn's first light very often. The later the sun sets the more I like it. The older I get the more I like the longer days and the light of the sun. By the 21st, the sun was setting a full four minutes later here than it did on the 8th.
From now on the sunset gets later and later until June. And that's good.
Good light to you,
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