Turning point

December 21st

Sunrise this morning on the Winter Solstice.

Today is the day!

Finally, the winter solstice is here today (officially at 4.29 pm)!

Finally, from now on, for the next 6 months days will be getting longer!

I know it will be unnoticeable in the beginning, only a minute more or perhaps two of daylight. Even so, the days will be longer and that is an astronomical fact. And I know that there still will be at least two months of cold freeze and snow and maybe even blizzards, but I don’t care. Knowing that we turned a corner from darkness is good enough for me. I crave sunshine. I don’t care if it comes in minus 20 degrees weather with a foot of snow. I feel, as I do every year on this day, that there is new hope and energy in the air. Or perhaps it is just me? I see only gloomy faces around me at work, festive season my ass! I am happy, that is all it matters. I feel rejuvenated, notwithstanding the end of the year coming up and the last digit of my age going up. I don’t care what will winter still throw at me. More daylight and longer days are all I need to be giddy and happy!

I constantly find those small things that make me happy, things that change my mood for the better. I don’t need much — a date on a calendar is ample and sufficient for my good spirit. The fact that my life now is so rewarding is beyond my ability to describe it in words. And I no longer question if I deserve it — I let myself enjoy life.



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“for they knew what sort of noise it was; they recognize, by now, the footsteps of the Furies”. Enjoying life on the road to recovery. Observing and writing.