For many the Winter Solstice—the shortest day/longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere—has disappeared in a blur of bright street lights, television, and little screens we carry around. All can cause night blindness—not being able to simply enjoy the long nights we have this time of year. In too many places the moon is challenging to see and the stars impossible. I’m thankful to live where both are still visible and where many celebrate this day, a time to remember the past year and look ahead to the future.
May we all work together for peace in the next spin around the sun.