I woke in my bed this morning at 6:15, just in time to feel something shift.

Winter solstice dawns today with fine fine snowfall out of white into white.  Even the trees are disappearing  – their branches look like fine pencil lines now.  I’m watching the snow fall, listening to the incredible Mychael Danna soundtrack to Life of Pi and feeling nothing but gratitude.

I wish everyone a moment like this today, in which time stops and you can feel the turning of the planet, the dance of our solar system, the swirl of our galaxy and the great silent thunder of the universe we are part of.

Then you can do your errands, and fulfill your tasks- I bet they’ll seem simpler.

Happy Solstice 2012.