The Winter Solstice, 2020

Mamacita says: Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. It’s also the first official day of winter.

I love thinking about how the planet and the universe affect our lives, pretty much dictating when we wear a coat, turn on a light, and a kazillion other mundane – or are they? – activities that we call life. The earth under our feet is spinning faster than we can comprehend while simultaneously hurtling around a ball of flaming gases, yet we do not feel it and take for granted the beginning and ending of each day and night, and even consider it routine. That there are people who are not lost in wonder at the majesty of all of this both saddens and gobsmacks me. Because how can they not SEE it?

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