Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!
Depending on where you live, the winter solstice is either today (if you live in or west of CST) or tomorrow (if you live east of CST). The article I linked to above shows you how to determine the approximate time the solstice occurs for you. I live in EST, so for me it's 12:30am on December 22.
|Photo by Andrew Dunn|
So much of the imagery and symbolism behind this season is just so hopeful and optimistic, and because much of it is actually rooted in astronomy just makes it that cooler!
Last year's Doctor Who Christmas special (if you haven't watched it, you should!) used the term "halfway out of the dark" to describe this time of year. Personally, I think that's a fantastic description, both from a literal and metaphorical perspective. :-)
(Speaking of which, 4 days til this year's Christmas special! Is anyone else going through Doctor Who withdrawal??)