Seldom does the Winter Solstice so mirror the actual events in our lives. Even in the midst of some of our darkest hours, with increased Covid-19 infections and deaths, continued economic inequality and impact from pandemic-incited unemployment, and isolation from our friends and families we can see a glimmer of light on the horizon. It’s a faint light – sanity returning to government is not going to bring everything needed to fix our problems, and the new vaccines will take time to work as well as still holding some uncertainty as to how long protection lasts and how effective it is at preventing someone from carrying an asymptomatic viral load. But at this point, any glimmer brings hope – and, sometimes, that’s all we need to turn our hearts toward the future.
My annual blessing to you all, with the help of Callie Hills in giving them their final polish:
– as the sun increases, so may your joys increase.
– as the nights become shorter, so may your sorrows shrink.
– as those you love surround you, feel my love there as well.
– may you be blessed by your Gods, be they within or without.
– may all your dearest dreams come to you in time.
May the light that returns fill your hearts and souls, and may the next year be better than the last.
I wish you all the most joyous of holidays, however you celebrate the Light.