I let it slip by last night in the rush to start posting old AOL Journal entries (it's bloody time consuming). So a Merry Winter Solstice. May the coming of the sun warm the cockles and ventricles of your heart. May the surcease of the growing darkness signal a turnaround for your S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). For those who believe in spirits, gods and goddesses, we turn now towards the light - despite the cold in the Northern Hemisphere, Jack Frost may rule the roost, but not too much longer before the warmth of Spring steals Northward every day a little bit farther, to overtake us in a burst of enveloping warmth. Oh yes, there's a mighty winter to be endured now, but someday, in three or four months, you'll wake up one morning and leave your home to discover a new feel to the air outside and you'll know ... Spring is in the air.
So a Merry Winter Solstice. Peace. Shalom. Happy Hanukkah. Feliz Navidad, for you Christians. And for the children all over the world who believe in an odd old elf delivering toys to good girls and boys, Merry Christmas!