Marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year (Northern Hemisphere), the winter solstice is upon us. If only the work:sleep ratio was similar to the daylight:darkness ratio. If that were the case, this would be a good deal. But it is not the case. We wake in the dark to get ready for work, and it is already dark as we make our way home from the office.
I know that winter means cold and rain, but at least I will progressively have an easier time waking up in the morning. I am happy for the arrival of the winter solstice, as it means that the hours of sunlight will be increasing from this day onward – that is, until the summer solstice.
A new season is upon us. Let’s celebrate.
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