today the sun rose at 7:26 am
and the sun set at 4:16 pm.
in between there was nothing more than
eight hours and fifty minutes of
but really, it was grey fog, sleet and slushy drips from the eaves.
what's a person to do?
plug in the LED tree lights
and the string of starlight!
light the candelabras at the window!
light the chandelier over the table!
cook up a festive supper with friends and family!
hope you had a chance to pause in the middle of the darkest time
and rejoice in the turning of the sun,
toward light and hope and renewal.