Twenty two - a rather muddy one.
A roller coaster year.
A nearly completed calendar year.
Winter solstice - the north pole is tilted away from the warm of the sun, shying away from the light so we receive the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.
But it does mean that we are tipping towards summer.
Gently gently, moment by moment the earth readdresses the balance and our days lengthen.
The wheel turns.
The cycle continues.
Solstice can be a magical - it can be contemplative, it can feel rejuvenating and it can feel positive. Over the years we have celebrated with food and stories, with candles and songs, but this year, I suspect we will just celebrate quietly relishing the thought of the return of the sun.