I’m posting a little early this month to honor the winter solstice, and to send love your way during this holiday time.


The longest night of the year.

Sitting still in the darkness

what might I hear?

Do the stars warble?

Does the candle whisper a message?

Is the bonfire’s crackle and hiss a code?

Do I sense a wisp of breath from the creatures resting under the snow?

Do the seeds murmur—or groan—as they settle into their places to wait for the sun’s return?

Sitting still in the darkness

If my heart swells with wonder, will any of them hear my love?

However you celebrate at this time of year, may your days hold warmth, wonder, deep connection, tranquility, laughter, and delicious treats.


Do you honor the winter solstice? How?