Today is the Winter Solstice, otherwise known as the shortest day of the year.
IMHO, that is good news.
“What?” you say. “You hate when it gets dark early. This is the worst of all possible times for you!”
Starting tomorrow, the days start—ever so slowly—getting longer.
We get more sunlight and we have more to look forward to the next day. And the next. And before you know it, it’s light at 5pm.
Other people can whine about how short and dark and cold today is. I am going to grin and think “Yippee! Tomorrow begins the upswing.”
And then I will snuggle down into my scarf and mittens and hope tomorrow comes quickly.