Of course in the Southern hemisphere it's midsummer - the longest day and the shortest night. Hope you have a good one.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Today is the winter solstice, midwinter's day. It's the shortest day of the year, and the longest night. The midday sun will be low in the sky, weak and watery. The northern hemisphere  holds its breath to see whether the days will then lengthen, the midday sun will climb higher and higher, the night recede, and spring will come again. Well, we modern scientific types aren't really in any doubt that will happen. But still it's a dark and barren time of year. There's a deep-seated need to light a roaring fire, gather family and friends around, eat, drink and be merry.