There is only one day in the year I specifically look forward to.
The Winter Solstice.
The nights are no longer drawing in, and from today I start to look forward to longer days. I know there will be no noticeable difference tomorrow or the day after or for some time for that matter, but that’s not important. What is important is knowing that tomorrow will not be darker than today.
There is a remarkable event here in Ireland at sunrise on the Winter Solstice. Some of you may have heard of it? At the moment of sunrise on this one day of the year, the suns rays shine across the garden and light up a pile of old whiskey bottles in the back corner of the garden. Many historians and archaeologists have commented on this unique feature of my garden and some have dated the whiskey bottles as being there since the Bronze Age, and who am I to argue with the experts?
I suppose it’s nearly time to start thinking about putting up some decorations around the house?
Thinking doesn’t cost anything.