I love the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year. It marks the changing of the season, the lengthening of the days, and the promise of spring just the other side of winter.
For me, the solstice creates a space; a space between the busyness of the past year and the ramping up of the new year. It creates a space to look back at all I have been and accomplished (or not!) through the ups and downs of the year gone by. It creates a space to rejuvenate, to re