Rejoice! The Winter Solstice.
The day began with a cup of chai. Then lunch at a little French bistro with family I haven’t seen in months. Warm holiday feelings. Chocolate. Baking. My Mother’s Boots.
There are some fruit flies pinging around in this house, although the ripe bananas are long gone…..I wonder where they are coming from? They make me think of spring – it’s only three months away!
The Christmas lights twinkle on the miniature fake tree. I forgot to put the grapevine wreath on the door this year, but the prayer flags on the porch are festive in their own way and will suffice – with prayers, and peace.
Now here I am, cozy in my fuzzy leopard print pajamas. No parties for me on the longest night of the year. I love my bed.
From here, the days will be getting longer again.