I always thought the winter solstice was today, the 21st. But it’s actually tomorrow morning at 4 in the morning, GMT. But tonight is the longest night of the year. Tomorrow, the shortest day.
And then, the days get longer. Sigh. Dreams of summer begin to float in my mind.
Long days, days at the beach with good friends. The Beach Whores, we call ourselves. Any Beach Any Time.
I may be moving this summer. I hope. Last summer was my last full summer here, and I can thank Scott for making sure it was an unhappy time in my life, playing his narcissistic game. Except when I was with my friends, which gratefully I was.
However long I am here this summer, even if it’s all summer, I will enjoy the whole thing. Who knows, maybe I’ll even find someone to sit out on the deck with me and stargaze.
But now, it’s winter, the world sleeps, Christmas is upon us. Then the New Year. The short days and long nights give us pause for retrospection and introspection. What lessons did I learn from the last year? What direction do I now want my life to take?
I’m still kind of on a happiness hangover from having such a good day yesterday. The gongs brought up some stuff, and I dealt with it Saturday, really just sat with it, and it came up, and it went. The place where it was, that old sadness and pain, was filled with joy on Sunday.
I think that’s how it’s supposed to be, isn’t it? The old stuff comes up, and if you don’t try to re-bury it, but honor your feelings, they just dissipate, and we can allow joy to come in. Because, I think it’s there, just waiting.
Happy solstice everyone.