Awaits the sun’s return

This year's winter solstice occurs today at 3:38 p.m. California time.

And none too soon.

As is traditional 'round these here parts, here are my favorite lines from Susan Cooper's poem “The Shortest Day”:

As promise wakens in the sleeping land:

They carol, feast, give thanks,

And dearly love their friends,

And hope for peace.

That sure sounds good, doesn't it?

I think I'll leave this entry at that this year.

(Except for my also-traditional apologies to Southern Hemispherians for rejoicing at our lengthening days when yours are about to grow shorter.)

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