Yesterday was our first Winter Solstice… at least it felt like our first. It was a quiet and soulful day. Little signs everywhere that this path we’ve chosen is the one for us : Perfect snowy day, mild temperatures… We saw old friends waddling along one of our favorite paths, even a beautiful barred owl watching us stroll the grounds. We decorated our tree with treats for our woodland friends, dug out a little pit in the backyard and enjoyed a fire at sunset. We stayed out, talking, laughing, playing, singing until night came and our Little Man was just spent. Inside a warm hearty meal was waiting for us. We ate, then drew by candlelight, read books and snuggled in bed. The house was quiet, peace was all around us. Little Miss wished us a final “Happy Solstice” before laying her head down to sleep, already filled with ideas for our celebrations next year. Our hearts were full.
Welcome back winter dear friend, may your calm and peace fill us.
And welcome back light, slowly warm our homes and souls. Slowly bring summer back to us.
Happy Solstice again everyone. Wishing you cozy and peaceful holiday season. I’ll be taking a small break for the next few days as we countdown until Christmas. Please be safe in your travels, especially on the East Coast on North America. Enjoy your friends and families, hold them close in your hearts. ❤