Happy Solstice. It’s the shortest day and longest night of the year. It’s the first day of winter and it sounds like winter will soon be felt.
It’s a good time for mammals to give thanks for fur, and those who have lost their fur to find a warm blanket, or a fireplace, or an HVAC register. It’s a good time to be inside not just a den or a home, but inside one’s thoughts. To enter the rich darkness of interiority, to sit in the mystery of self and other.
There is a natural rhythm to all this.
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