Winter solstice, December 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Sunrise: 10: 15 am. Total daylight: five hours, 28 minutes.
Finally. December arrives. And with it, permission to go inside, to shut the door.
Settle into the interior rooms, the hidden places of the self. Let your eyes adjust and become accustomed to darkness. See—begin to see—that which you stumble over the rest of the year: the neglected, the disowned, the lost parts of the self.
December is a time of waiting, of expectation. It is a time of wonder, as we watch for the emergence of the light within. The great light beyond.
The life worth living.