the winter solstice marks the new year for me. it is the beginning of the return of the sun. it was raining when i woke this morning around 6:30. it rained all day. it is just after 6pm now and it is still raining. it's a beautiful way to start the new year in these hills that have been thirsty for so long.
i am definitely a sun worshiper. staal calls me a heliotrope because he so often finds me basking in any sliver of sunshine available. i look forward to the warming and lengthening days but for now i'm grateful for the wet winter even if it is a bit cold and gray.