The Winter Solstice Occurs Today

Suzy loves the winter solstice, the year’s shortest day. I think Suzy’s love of this day is for the same reason she was always given Rhode Island as her state to study in geography class. Has something to do with her small size.

Winter solstice is also an example of duality of nature, it marks the beginning of winter, but also the beginning of days of more light. It is not an accident that Advent occurs during wither solstice I suspect.

We are all familiar with the glass half full/empty philosophy. Winter solstice is much the same. We can be like Suzy and welcome the beginning of longer and better days, or we can grumble about the cold, the winter, and how dark it is. It is completely a matter of perspective.

I for one like being around people like Suzy who always see the future as being better, for her winter solstice is a starting point not a finish line.

Enjoy this day full of mystery, stories about witches and Stonehenge, and may every day hence be a little brighter.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.


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