It is 6:00 AM on Christmas morning, 2017. I had planned on writing this post in the quiet morning before everyone awoke but my eldest woke up at 4:30 AM and is very excited so no chance on getting him to go back to sleep. So here I sit, in front of the T.V. fireplace while my son watches his iPad and we give my wife and other son some more time before we are obliged to wake them up to open presents.
Marking the solstice; when light and life turn the tide against darkness and death.
A great historical explanation: