The sun reached its nadir this morning at 5:44 AM EDT, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and began its 6-month march to its zenith at the next moment.
It’s no wonder that we are built for resilience as nature showers her experiences of recovering from the depths of winter’s darkness towards the fullness of summer’s long days like the clock that she is in our lives.
At our home on the Allegheny River, we always joke about the Two-Suns that we see most winter days. The sun low in the sky over Penn Hills and then the sun’s reflection on the River both brightens and warms our house. It’s a treat we only have in the winter, as the sun is too high to reflect in the summer. We love the light and warmth that fills our house on these short winter days and reminds us of simple pleasures.
This is a good time to enjoy simple pleasures and we wish you the best for a joyous holiday season.
© Richard Citrin, All rights reserved, 2016