Well, today is the shortest day of the year. Today, the Oak King of Summer has got the upper hand in his endless battle with the Holly King of Winter, at least until the the summer solstice when their fortunes will be reversed. The Holly King is not beaten yet – the warm weather won’t be here for a good while – but we’ve turned the corner of the year. After tonight the days will start to get longer. It’s a time for celebrating, for eating and drinking and shutting the dark outside. A time to think about the unfolding of the seasons and to be thankful for the year that has gone.
So bring in the mistletoe, put another log on the fire and raise a glass.
Seasons greetings to everyone!