I love this day.
For me, the Winter Solstice is the highlight of a dreary winter, as it is the day when it stops getting darker each evening. At 11:38pm tonight, the sun will start its slow but inexorable climb back up the heavens. Each evening I shall rejoice in the fact that days are getting longer.
Normally we would still have the worst of the winter excesses ahead of us, as January and February are usually the worst months for weather. It is going to be interesting to see what this winter can throw at us as if it is going to get worse,then fun and games shall abound. As I write this, Global Warming is once again falling – we have had a couple of inches of it since I got up. Once again, records are being broken on successive nights as the temperatures fall lower and lower. If the worst is yet to come then it shall be interesting to say the least.
Tonight I shall raise a glass to celebrate this day of days.
I doubt I’ll bother dancing naked in the garden.
Too fucking cold.