Today is the Winter Solstice, longest night and shortest day of the year. The sun returns and now will grow stronger each day until our period of restful hibernation ends with spring. My favourite Solstice chant is by Anne Hill and perfectly captures this time of introspection and renewal:
Deep, deep, deep into the heart of the winter. Deep, deep, deep into the womb of the Mother. Deep, deep, deep where there is no other Song but the song of my soul.