The Sun is Returning
Last night marked the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. A time of cold and dark has come. For many this event serves as an astronomical marker and a metaphorical symbol. We are entering a period of long nights when darkness seems to define our sense of time. The truth is that with the passing of each day moments of light will be added to the daily cycle replacing darkness with light. The sun is returning. With the return of the sun we are reassured night will not last forever. Light will prevail. The energy of the sun will cast light into the places of darkness and shadow. The light reveals what could not be seen in the dark. The suns promise of energy, creation, light, warmth and rebirth is the hope showing us the way through the dark. Take a moment turn your face to the sun and accept the reassurance from the warmth.
Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida
Posted at sunrise 7:17 am 12/22/2016 Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.