“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” —Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.
It's Winter Solstice, the official start of winter and the longest night of the year. Pagans gathered this morning at Stonehenge to celebrate. I myself am off shortly to St.Thomas Church to hear their famed men and boys choir sing Christmas carols. Happy Winter, everyone!