The shortest darkest day.
Look forward with hope.
The Winter Solstice marks the day that the light balances with the dark and we commence the march forward onto the promise of the light that brings the new life
...that is the spring.
The winter will have a tight grip upon us.
We must gather supplies.
Havervest the grain,
assemble the animals,
collect fuel for our warmth.
The winter earth will have little for us to eat and will so bring the fear of starvation.
We will only have that which we have stored,
the stored fruits of our labours from the plentiful months is all that will feed us.
We must enjoy the last feast!
Celebrate and give thanks to our gods.
and we must hope!
We must hope that the months of famine will not take us
and that once again we and our loved ones will feel the warmth of the sun on our faces
and see the earth once more bare fruit.
Return the colour and the bounty,
as the new spring brings light and new life once more!