The day after winter solstice is one of my favorite days to celebrate...because it means Spring is on its way, and there will be a tiny bit more daylight than yesterday, and each day there will be more daylight, until finally it is mid evening or late evening and you aren't driving in the dark at 6:00 PM. Yesterday certainly seemed like the shortest day of the year, as I tried to fit in work and Christmas shopping, as well as the daily mundane errands like gas, groceries, and post office. (Of course these days, catching the post office open at all is a challange. They open later and later and close earlier and earlier, so you constantly have to check the schedule on the door, and then the next time you go you have to subtract an hour from the opening time and another hour from the closing time, and try to arrive somewhere in the middle in order to catch them the minute or two that they are open.) The solstice days are kind of like seeing a rainbow...we go through our daily lives thinking that work and bills are in control, but nature surrounds us, and God put in these special things like rainbows and the changing of the seasons to make us stop a minute and take note of the Real World (the world of nature) that surrounds us.