hello there winter.
we meet again.
another december when i find myself saying it is december again?
we are days away from christmas. and days away from a new year. and yet we are just starting you, winter. we are just getting reacquainted.
you are not my favorite, winter. i'm sorry but it is true.
that said, the silver lining about you is that when you begin, we know that means each day is getting longer and each night is getting shorter.
we may not notice this at first when you are blasting us with your bitterest wind but we will on certain days when we have a few more moments of light at the end on a snowy day.
we notice over hot chocolate and apple pie.
we notice cocooned under blankets and with our warm socks on.
we notice as the earth prepares for new growth.
but for now, on this solstice, on the longest night and the shortest day, i say...