Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Darkest day. Brighter future.

Deerfield Beach, FL
December 30, 2008
This photo originally shared on Instagram

Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.

As with anything in life, it’s up to us to look at it through the right lens. We can choose to view it as the darkest of all days in the Northern Hemisphere, the arrival of winter, when the sun rises later and sets earlier than any other.

Or we can see it as merely the first of six months of ever greater amounts of light.

Totally up to us.

I took this photo almost 13 years ago to the day, from a beach in southern Florida. I remember the morning like it was yesterday. Because not only did I get to dig my feet into the sand and watch the sun rise alongside my wife, but this was also the morning we met Darwin the Dolphin.

Maybe “met” is a bit of a stretch. More like “watched him swim in the distance.” And maybe it was a her, as I’m admittedly not very good at dolphin spotting.

But the point is that the day, then as now, was a short one. Where the night lasted far longer than the day. Yet we still found enough light at the edge of the continent to be wowed. And to see a dolphin.

Because magic happens on any day. Even the so-called dark ones.

Happy solstice. May we all find our light. Today and every day.

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